Definition of Overfished

1. Verb. (past of overfish) ¹



2. Adjective. Fished to the point of sustained reduction of fish species population. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overfished

1. overfish [v] - See also: overfish

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overfished

overfertilize
overfertilized
overfertilizes
overfertilizing
overfierce
overfill
overfilled
overfilling
overfills
overfinance
overfinanced
overfinances
overfinancing
overfine
overfish
overfished
overfishes
overfishing
overfit
overfitting
overflew
overflies
overflight
overflights
overfloat
overfloated
overfloating
overfloats
overflood
overflooded

Literary usage of Overfished

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1855)
"With such appliances may we not have overfished the sea ? That a river or lake may be overfished, or that the whales between the tropics and at the poles ..."

2. Using Market Mechanisms to Manage Fisheries: Smoothing the Path by Bertrand Le Gallic (2006)
"This overfished status was determined to be the result both an excessive ... Management History With an increasing awareness of the overfished status of ..."

3. Financial Support to Fisheries: Implications for Sustainable Development by Anthony Cox, Carl-Christian Michael Roedsted Schmidt (2006)
"The short term effect on catches will depend on whether or not the fishery is initially overfished. If it is overfished, then catches will decline; ..."

4. Review of Recreational Fisheries Survey Methods by National Research Council (2006)
"Current Stock Status and Management Authority The red snapper stock is in an overfished condition and continues to undergo overfishing (Gulf of Mexico ..."

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