What does the word fishery mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Gabriel Franchere