underfished
A fish stock that has potential to sustain catches higher than those currently taken.

Fisheries — dictionary. . 2004.

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  • underfished — a stock which could sustain catches higher than current ones; there is high survival of juveniles and moderate to severe competition for resources among adults …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fully fished — An appraisal of the status of a stock which suggests that current catches are sustainable and close to optimum levels (the definition of which may vary between fisheries; e.g. catches are close to maximum sustainable yield, or fishing effort is… …   Fisheries — dictionary

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