Fishing industry

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A commercial fishing ship specialized in catching tuna with nets.

All activities that are concerned with growing, catching, processing or transporting fish either as a hobby or as an economic activity is called Fishing industry.

According to the FAO definition it includes recreational, subsistence and commercial fishing, and the harvesting, processing, and marketing sectors.[1] The commercial activity is aimed at the delivery of fish and other seafood products for human consumption or as input factors in other industrial processes. Directly or indirectly, the livelihood of over 500 million people in developing countries depends on fisheries and aquaculture.[2]

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  1. FAO Fisheries Section: Glossary: Fishing industry. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  2. Fisheries and Aquaculture in our Changing Climate Policy brief of the FAO for the UNFCCC COP-15 in Copenhagen, December 2009.