Definition of overfishing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈfɪʃɪŋ//
[uncountable] Travelling by boat or ship
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the process of taking so many fish from the sea, a river, etc. that the number of fish in it becomes very low a shortage of tuna, caused by overfishing See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overfishing