Fisheries vs Fishing - What's the difference?

fisheries | fishing |

As nouns the difference between fisheries and fishing

is that fisheries is while fishing is (label) the act of catching fish.

As an adjective fishing is

of, about, or pertaining to the act of.

As a verb fishing is





  • fishing



  • Of, about, or pertaining to the act of .
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    * piscatorious, piscatory, piscatorial, piscatorical, piscatorian


  • (label) The act of catching fish.
  • a good day's fishing
  • The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish.
  • (senseid)(uncountable) Commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale.
  • the fishing industry
  • (label) A fishery, a place for catching fish.
  • *Spenser
  • *:the rent of the fishings
  • Synonyms

    * (act) piscatology, piscation, piscicide (pejorative), piscicapture, the gentle craft * (business) fishery, the fish industry, the seafood industry * (sport) sportfishing * (place) See fishery


  • Derived terms

    * bottom fishing * fishing boat * fishing cat * fishing expedition * fishing ground * fishing hook * fishing line * fishing pole * fishing rod * fishing space