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Vocabulary Term Details

Aquaculture

Definition (http://www.fao.org/fishery/cwp/handbook/j/en)

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms: fish, molluscs, crustaceans, aquatic plants, crocodiles, alligators, turtles, and amphibians. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated. For statistical purposes, aquatic organisms which are harvested by an individual or corporate body which has owned them throughout their rearing period contribute to aquaculture, while aquatic organisms which are exploitable by the public as a common property resource, with or without appropriate licences, are the harvest of capture fisheries. (FAO)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Animal husbandry
Fisheries
Brackishwater aquaculture
Fish culture
Freshwater aquaculture
Mariculture
Shellfish culture
Fish ponds

This term is used for the following terms: 
Sea ranching

Approved Date
04-Nov-2013

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