commercial fishery

commercial fishery
a fishery intended to harvest one or more species of fish for the purpose of selling them to fish buyers or directly to the public. Includes fisheries resources, fishermen, businesses related to harvesting, processing and sales

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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