Definition of hatchery in English:

hatchery

noun

  • A place where the hatching of fish or poultry eggs is artificially controlled for commercial purposes.

    • ‘Phalacrocoracids may pose an economic threat to fish farms or hatcheries.’
    • ‘The hatchery has been involved in rearing the fish after adult salmon were trapped at Killington and the eggs retrieved.’
    • ‘We intended to focus our efforts on corporate agribusiness operations, such as factory-style hatcheries, mushroom ‘farms,’ livestock feedlots and the massive greenhouses in the Leamington area.’
    • ‘Channel catfish stocks have been maintained in state and federal fish hatcheries in the southeastern and midwestern states for several decades to support sport fishing.’
    • ‘Creation of artificial hatcheries and placing restraining cages over nests proved counter-productive.’
    • ‘Some of our listed fish exist primarily in refugia at hatcheries.’
    • ‘The second block is a windowless building containing various controlled environments for animals, fly breeding and hatcheries.’
    • ‘One way to buck the trend is to raise large numbers of fish in hatcheries and release them into the wild.’
    • ‘They are artificially nurtured in hatcheries before being released into cages.’
    • ‘Most Japanese oysters are maricultured, which means they are actually born in a hatchery where egg and sperm are artificially combined.’
    • ‘The proposal to build big semi-submersible ships that would act as massive floating hatcheries and be used to restock the oceans with fish has been presented to the Spanish Government.’
    • ‘To ensure healthy fry, farmers purchase fry from reliable hatcheries and also gauge the health of fry by visual inspection.’
    • ‘Fish culturists were quick to present hatcheries as fish factories.’
    • ‘The poults are then moved from the hatcheries to barns that are environmentally controlled, providing maximum protection from predators, disease, and bad weather.’
    • ‘After the tiny oysters have grown to a certain size, they are ready to be removed from the hatchery.’
    • ‘Brown says that, in the coming fall, a commercial hatchery with the capability of annually raising two million fish is preparing to open in Spaniard's Bay.’
    • ‘With a vigorous re-stocking programme from their hatchery at Kinnaber, Johnstons can take credit for the prolific runs enjoyed by netsmen and rod fishermen.’
    • ‘Animal activists in the city have been drawing attention to the appalling lack of concern for animal welfare in hatcheries or intensive poultry farming centres.’
    • ‘The majority of this year's returning salmon are not wild fish - they were raised in hatcheries.’
    • ‘Efforts to increase salmon populations involved eliminating natural predators, developing hatcheries, planting fertilized salmon eggs in river beds, and raising salmon in ponds.’

Pronunciation:

hatchery

/ˈhaCHərē/