Common fishery

COMMON FISHERY. A fishery to which all persons have a right, such as the cod fisheries off Newfoundland. A common fishery is different from a common of fishery, which is the right to fish in another's pond, pool, or river. See Fishery.

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It was to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources, the statement said.
This yearly deduction exercise allows the Commission to immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by Member States of common fishery resources.
MEPs have given their backing to the extension of derogations from Common Fishery Policy Rules for the EU's outermost regions.