Fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries

Harvesting aquatic animals, marine and freshwater fish and edible invertebrates; fisheries exclude fish farming, and other aquaculture activities.
Keywords: commercial fishing, wild fisheries, fishery, FAO fishing areas.

Aquaculture

Fish farming in freshwater and saltwater, including molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Unlike fishing, aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, implies the cultivation of aquatic populations under controlled conditions. Mariculture refers to aquaculture practiced in marine environments.
Keywords: agriculture, fish farming, shrimp farming, commercial fish farming, subsistence fish farming, small scale fish farming.
 
last updated:  Friday, May 8, 2009