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    Default Is the headline acceptable?

    Busy In Winter Fishing Season, Joyful For An Abundant Harvest

    The "harvest" refers to "having caugh a lot of fishes". Did it work?

    Also please edit the headline.

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    Yes, 'harvest' is OK for fishes and rice; researchers even 'harvest' stem cells.

    'Joyful' is a bit non-natural. Are they 'hopeful' (i.e. is the harvest still in the future) or perhaps 'happy with', 'thankful for', 'grateful for'? Or maybe it is the 'for' that bothers me: 'joyful over' sounds better.

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    How about 'catch'?

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    Thanks MM.

    Busy In Winter Fishing Season, Joyful Over An Abundant Harvest


    Tdol, if using "catch', then we have:

    Busy In Winter Fishing Season, Joyful Over An Abundant Catch

    Is it nice?

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    It's good enough. 'Catch' works better than 'harvest'.

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