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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 05


  • Section: B - Fishing
  • Division: 05 - Fishing, aquaculture and service activities incidental to fishing


This Division is divided into the following Groups:

  • 050 - Fishing, aquaculture and service activities incidental to fishing

Explanatory note

Fishing is defined as the use of fishery resources from marine or freshwater environments, with the goal of capturing or gathering fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other marine products (e.g. pearls, sponges etc).
Division 05 also includes fish farming and aquaculture activities that produce similar products. It includes activities that are normally integrated in the process of production for own account (e.g. seeding oysters for pearl production).
Division 05 does not include building and repairing of ships and boats (3511, 3512) and sport or recreational fishing activities (9249). Processing of fish, crustaceans or molluscs is excluded, whether at land-based plants or on factory ships (fish industry: 1512). However, processing taking place on board of ships that also fish is classified in division 05.

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