Definition of fishing ground in English:

fishing ground


also fishing grounds
  • An area of sea used for catching fish for food.

    ‘the islands are surrounded by rich fishing grounds’
    • ‘Representatives were holding talks with the Commission in an attempt to save cod fishing grounds from total closure next year.’
    • ‘These fishing vessels, having exhausted their own stocks, are allowed to devastate the fishing grounds around our shores.’
    • ‘The Spanish environment minister said oil had contaminated nearly 180 miles of Galicia's scenic coastline, rich in fishing grounds.’
    • ‘The Brussels meeting will discuss deep-sea species in the fishing grounds off Scotland.’
    • ‘The Korean Straits is a major fishing ground for the Japanese.’
    • ‘It is a rich fishing ground.’
    • ‘The water which surrounds the island is a rich fishing ground for tuna and mackerel.’
    • ‘It's been a prime fishing ground for centuries.’
    • ‘The fishing grounds are part of a single ecosystem.’
    • ‘The two terminals are smack bang in the middle of the major shrimp fishing grounds.’
    • ‘Local politicians have responded to popular demands to protect the livelihoods of poor coastal fishermen from intrusion in their fishing grounds by large boats.’
    • ‘They will be forced to tie up, find new fishing grounds or diversify into prawn fishing.’