Refers to any technology or facility used for the harvesting and/or production of aquatic resources within controlled environments. Examples of aquaculture include fish, oyster and shrimp farming, seaweed farming and aquaponics. The term aquaculture is mutually exclusive with “Inland Fishery” and “Marine Fishery” given that aquaculture always involves in a controlled environment and not catch or production in the wild.
Any industrial or small-scale/artisanal or recreational fishery devoted to the harvesting in the wild of aquatic resources operating on inland freshwater ecosystems including both fresh or limnetic waters. Inland freshwater ecosystems are any that include natural flowing or lotic waters such as rivers or streams (including their smaller elements such as springs, brooks, rivulets, or rills), artificial canals, and static or lenitic waters such as natural lakes and tarns and artificial lakes or reservoirs such as rivers, lakes, etc.
Any industrial or small-scale/artisanal or recreational fishery devoted to the harvesting in the wild of aquatic resources operating on marine saltwater ecosystems (i.e. open sea/pelagic zone).