Part of speech: noun

The operation or business of catching fish; fishing industry.

Part of speech: noun

A place for fishing.

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Usage examples "fishery":

  1. There are five agents in Lerwick, one of whom is the fishery officer, who is not connected with trade in any way, so far as I am aware. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. He described to her the various implements used in the whale- fishery, gave her a short account of the voyage, and of the different parts of America, and of the islands in the Pacific, that he had visited; and, in short, exerted himself to please and entertain her, and was successful. - "An Old Sailor's Yarns", Nathaniel Ames.
  3. As the French and English had both attempted to form establishments on these rocks, we endeavored to find some vestige of them; the tracks which we met everywhere made us hope to find goats also: but all our researches were vain: all that we discovered was an old fishing cabin, constructed of whale bone, and some seal- skin moccasins; for these rocks offer not a single tree to the view, and are frequented solely by the vessels which pursue the whale fishery in the southern seas. - "Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific", Gabriel Franchere.