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Fishery is a term that refers to the industry or occupation of catching, processing and selling fish. Fisheries can be wild or farmed. Most of the world's fish that is consumed by humans is taken by fisheries.

Types of Fisheries[edit | edit source]

There are two main types of fisheries:

  1. Wild fisheries: These are natural bodies of water like oceans, seas, rivers, and lakes where fish are caught. Wild fisheries can be marine (saltwater) or freshwater.
  2. Fish farms: Also known as aquaculture, fish farms are a type of agriculture that involves the breeding of fish in enclosed areas.

Importance of Fisheries[edit | edit source]

Fisheries play a crucial role in providing food and employment to millions of people worldwide. They also contribute significantly to the economy of many countries.

Sustainability and Conservation[edit | edit source]

The sustainability of fisheries is a major concern. Overfishing, habitat destruction, and other harmful fishing practices threaten the viability of fisheries. Many organizations are working to promote sustainable fishing practices and conserve fish populations.

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References[edit | edit source]

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