Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Fishing may include catching other aquatic animals, such as molluscs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not normally applied to catching farmed fish, or to aquatic mammals, and marine mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate.
According to United Nations FAO statistics, the total number of commercial fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people in developing countries. In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational pastime.
Fishing (or Fishing Scene) is a painting by Italian artist Annibale Carracci, painted before 1595 and given to Louis XIV by Prince Camillo Pamphili in 1665. It is currently held and exhibited at the Louvre in Paris.
Fishing is the activity of trying to catch wild fish.
Fishing may also refer to:
- Fishing (Carracci), a 1590s painting
- Fishing (sculpture), a 1938 sculpture in the United States
- "Fishing" (song), a 1991 indie rock song
Fishing is a public art work by Karl Kahlich located in Monument Park at the Parklawn development of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, northwest of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fishing is carved from local limestone and depicts a figure in a cap holding a large fish. The sculpture was installed in 1938 as one of four public artworks based on the theme of leisure activity.
Fishing (French: La pêche à la ligne) is a painting by François Boucher, from 1757.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fishing \Fish"ing\, n.
The act, practice, or art of one who fishes.
Fishing \Fish"ing\, a. [From Fishing, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village.
Fishing fly, an artificial fly for fishing.
Fishing line, a line used in catching fish.
Fishing net, a net of various kinds for catching fish; including the bag net, casting net, drag net, landing net, seine, shrimping net, trawl, etc.
Fishing rod, a long slender rod, to which is attached the line for angling.
Fishing smack, a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.
Fishing tackle, apparatus used in fishing, as hook, line, rod, etc.
Fishing tube (Micros.), a glass tube for selecting a microscopic object in a fluid.
Fish \Fish\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fished; p. pr. & vb. n. Fishing.]
To attempt to catch fish; to be employed in taking fish, by any means, as by angling or drawing a net.
To seek to obtain by artifice, or indirectly to seek to draw forth; as, to fish for compliments.
Any other fishing question.
--Sir W. Scott.
Of, about, or pertaining to the act of #Noun. n. 1 (label en uncountable) The act of catching fish. 2 (label en uncountable informal) The act of catching other forms of seafood, separately or together with fish. 3 (senseid en business of catching fish)(context uncountable English) commercial fishing: the business or industry of catching fish and other seafood for sale. 4 (label en countable) A fishery, a place for catching fish. v
(present participle of fish English)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"the art or practice of trying to catch fish," c.1300, fysschynge, verbal noun from fish (v.). Figurative use from 1540s. The Old English noun was fiscað.\n[O]f all diversions which ingenuity ever devised for the relief of idleness, fishing is the worst qualified to amuse a man who is at once indolent and impatient. [Scott, "Waverly," 1814]\nFishing-boat is from 1732. Fishing rod (1550s) is older than fishing pole (1791). To "go fishing" is as old as Old English on fiscoð gan.
n. the act of someone who fishes as a diversion [syn: sportfishing]
the occupation of catching fish for a living
Usage examples of "fishing".
Neighbors described Abies as proud and self-sufficient, someone who before the standoff would take a group of local children fishing.
Cawcaw went fishing agen today in the bote ferst i padled and he skiped and then he padeled and i skiped.
Fishing the seething tide-race through the main channel at full spring tide, and shouting with excitement as the golden amberjack came boiling up in the wake, bellies flashing like mirrors, to hit the dancing feather lures, and send the Penn reels screeching a wild protest, and the fibreglass rods nodding and kicking.
Dagnarus knew of it only because Captain Argot had brought the prince there as a youth, to illustrate a lesson on the importance of the outpost to the defense of what had then been a large fishing village.
He went fishing with the artel fishermen, leaving Sergei and Natasha in the care of the neighbours sometimes for as long as three days.
Fishing is always made by artels in the Ural, the Volga, and all the lakes of Northern Russia.
The backwash of the breaking waves was a broad white road, cut aslant by the hull of the fishing boat.
Holand, which was intended to serve to help to transport them, so to stay in ye countrie and atend ye fishing and such other affairs as might be for ye good and benefite of ye colonie when they come ther.
I could retort to that, Axel came back into the kitchen, now sporting a khaki vest with a ton of pockets and carrying three fishing rods and a small case.
Marilee ruined her chicken dish and Axel rescued her with a steak barbeque that was so successful, it made her pout and threaten to lead all his fishing and hiking expeditions.
Magicians and Axolotls THE river carried them along toward the sea, and for three days they did little else but eat, sleep, and throw out an occasional fishing line.
When the hunters tired of fishing, and when they wearied of crossing the sand-dunes and the glaring, shimmering beachglaring and shimmering on every fine day of summer-to poke off the mussels and spear the butterfish and groper, they pushed through the Ceratopetalums and the burrawangs, and, following the tortuous bed of the principal creek amid the ferns and the moss and the vines and the myrtles, gradually ascending, they entered the sub-tropical patch where the ferns were huge and lank and staghorns clustered on rocks and trees, and the beautiful Dendrobium clung, and the supplejacks and leatherwoods and bangalow palms ran up in slender height, and that pretty massive parasite-the wild fig-made its umbrageous shade, as has been written.
She spoke the rude French of the fishing villages, where the language lives chiefly as a baragouin, mingled often with words and forms belonging to many other tongues.
In the distance, she saw several on the river fishing, while two more crossed the bateau bridge, carrying a slain deer on a pole between them.
The fishing was good and they built a crude raft on which to float across the daily mound of firewood that Bazil collected along the shore.