fish|er|y


fish|er|y
fish|er|y «FIHSH uhr ee», noun, plural -er|ies.
1. a place for breeding fish, especially a government-operated fish-culture station: »

At the fishery we saw long trays of fish eggs under water that will turn into trout.

2. a place for catching fish, especially commercially; fishing ground: »

The birds watch for the boats returning with their catch from the fishery.

3. the occupation of catching fish or of taking other products of the sea or streams from the water.
4. the legal right or the license to fish in certain waters in a certain way; piscary.

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