Fishing definition

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The act, occupation, or sport of catching fish.
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The catching of fish for sport or for a living.
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A place for catching fish.
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A place to fish.
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Fishing is defined as catching fish for sport, food or to sell.
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Certain fishing practices, like bottom trawling, dynamite and cyanide fishing damage the surrounding habitat and create environmental issues.
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Overfishing, including bycatch (catching other kinds of fish and sea animals), is also reducing the number of fish and leading to the extinction of some species, which contributes to the breaking down of ocean ecosystems.
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Some estimates of the depletion of the fish species around the world are as high as 70%. For example, Japanese whaling expeditions are depleating the whale population.

An example of fishing is a group of friends going out on a boat to catch fish for dinner that night.

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Of, or pertaining to, fishing.
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(uncountable) The activity or sport of catching fish from a body of water.

A good day's fishing.

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​(uncountable) The business of catching fish, molluscs, crustaceans or echinoderms in large quantities for sale.

The fishing industry.

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(countable) A place for catching fish.
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Present participle of fish.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fishing
Plural:
fishings