closed season
a fishing ban by season but also by time, area, or species, usually to protect spawners or young, cf. open season

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • closed season — n especially AmE another form of ↑close season …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed season — closed ,season noun count AMERICAN the period of the year when it is illegal for people to kill animals or catch fish for pleasure …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closed season — ☆ closed season n. any of various annual periods during which it is illegal to kill or capture certain game or fish …   English World dictionary

  • Closed season — A closed season is a hunting term used to describe the time of the year during which hunting an animal of a given species is contrary to law. Typically, closed seasons are designed to protect a species when they are most vulnerable or, sometimes …   Wikipedia

  • closed season — a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks. * * * ˈclosed season [closed season] noun singular = ↑close season …   Useful english dictionary

  • closed season — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms closed season : singular closed season plural closed seasons American the close season for fishing …   English dictionary

  • closed season — a period, usually for a specific part of the year, during which angling or hunting for a given species is legally prohibited: closed season on ducks. * * * …   Universalium

  • closed season — A restriction or absolute prohibition imposed by law upon fishing or hunting during a specified period of the year. 35 Am J2d Fish § 46. The restriction, which is imposed by statute or administrative regulation in the interest of conservation of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • closed season — noun chiefly N. Amer. another term for close season …   English new terms dictionary

  • closed season — noun (C) the American form of close season …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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