fishing pressure
1) quantity of fish caught per hectare
2) a measure of resource use by anglers, e.g. number of angler hours, party hours, boat hours, trips on the water. Also called fishing effort
3) the effect of angling on a fish population

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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