noun, plural fish·er·ies.

  1. a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
  2. a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
  3. the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
  4. Law. the right to fish in certain waters or at certain times.

noun plural -eries

    1. the industry of catching, processing, and selling fish
    2. a place where this is carried on
  1. a place where fish are reared
  2. a fishing ground
  3. another word for piscary (def. 2)

“business of fishing,” 1670s; “place where fish are caught,” 1690s; see fish (v.) + -ery. Related: Fisheries.

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