Fish Aggregating Devices are objects that are used to attract pelagic fish. The objects, also called floating objects, float on the water and are anchored by concrete blocks on the seabed. Floating objects attracts different fish species for various reasons, depending on the species. FADs are widely used in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean by purse seine fisheries, especially in tuna fishing.
Food and Agriculture Organization; a specialized United Nations organization aimed at combating hunger in the world.
The FAO area is the most common area division for parts of the ocean and is obligated on fishery products. This area is indicated with a number, or with the name of the area. The FAO codes are used by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Nets with a small mesh size.
The share of the fish stock that dies annually by fishing. This is the size to which fishing pressure is examined.
Fishing pressure is a result of the fishing effort/amount of fishing on a stock, which determines the fishing mortality. Fishing mortality is the share of the fish stock that dies annually as a result of fishing.
Fishmeal is, together with fishoil, a very important ingredient used in fishfeed for aquaculture production. Fishmeal is derived from wild-caught fish which are often not caught sustainably.
Fishoil is, together with fishmeal, a very important ingredient used in fishfeed for aquaculture production. Fishoil is derived from wild-caught fish which are often not caught sustainably.
A cultivation technique whereby water is led from a higher point to the cultivation basin. From here it flows to the drainage. This water must be cleaned thoroughly, otherwise it may have a negative impact on the environment.
A cultivation technique whereby water is led from a higher point to the cultivation basin. From here it flows to the drainage. This water must be cleaned thoroughly, otherwise it may have negative impacts on the environment.
A fishing technique whereby a cone-shaped net with at both sides a long line is pulled through the water. The ship is slowly steaming forward when the nets are taken in. This is also called Scottish seines.
A series of living organisms each dependent on the next source of food.
A fishing technique where fish are attracted into a fyke. Fykes are pots or traps made of, for example, wire mesh.