from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The industry or occupation of catching, processing, or selling shellfish.
  • n. A fishing ground for shellfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where shellfish are caught or processed.
  • n. The catching of shellfish.


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  • And it's moving toward a wildlife refuge, people's homes, and a lucrative shellfishery.

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  • After retiring as Natural Resources Director in 1982, Mr. Ranta remained active in conservation, serving on the Sandy Neck Governing Board and donating his time and knowledge to benefit the town's shellfishery.

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