1) a level of fishing effort or fishing mortality such that a reduction of this level would, in the medium term, lead to an increase in the total catch. For long-lived species, overfishing starts well before the stock becomes overfished. See also growth overfishing (average fish caught when too small), economic overfishing (less profitable than it could be) and recruitment overfishing (too few fish left to spawn)
2) illegal fishing, e.g. where more than the quota is taken or other regulations are broken

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