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Definition of Overfishing

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fish too much, remove too many fish from the sea (causing a reduction in the number of fish and danger of extinctions)
Overfishing Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fishery Glossary
Exerting a fishing pressure (fishing intensity) beyond agreed optimum level. See: Biological overfishing Growth overfishing, Recruitment overfishing Economic overfishing, Ecosystem overfishing.
Overfishing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Overfishing is a form of overexploitation where fish stocks are reduced to below acceptable levels. Overfishing can occur in water bodies of any size, such as ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans, and can result in resource depletion, reduced biological growth rates and low biomass levels. Sustained overfishing can lead to critical depensation, where the fish population is no longer able to sustain itself. Some forms of overfishing, for example the overfishing of sharks, has led to the upset of entire marine ecosystems.

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Overfishing Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The removal of a sufficiently large number of certain fish from a body of water such that breeding stocks are reduced to levels that will not support the continued presence of the fish in desirable quantities for sport or commercial harvest.