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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 031


  • Section: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Division: 03 - Fishing and aquaculture
  • Group: 031 - Fishing


This Group is divided into the following Classes:

  • 0311 - Marine fishing
  • 0312 - Freshwater fishing

Explanatory note

This group includes capture fishery, i.e. the hunting, collecting and gathering activities directed at removing or collecting live wild aquatic organisms (predominantly fish, molluscs and crustaceans) including plants from the oceanic, coastal or inland waters for human consumption and other purposes by hand or more usually by various types of fishing gear such as nets, lines and stationary traps. Such activities can be conducted on the intertidal shoreline (e.g. collection of molluscs such as mussels and oysters) or shore based netting, or from home-made dugouts or more commonly using commercially made boats in inshore, coastal waters or offshore waters. Unlike in aquaculture (group 032), the aquatic resource being captured is usually common property resource irrespective of whether the harvest from this resource is undertaken with or without exploitation rights. Such activities also include fishing restocked water bodies.

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