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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3.1 code 0501


  • Section: B - Fishing
  • Division: 05 - Fishing, aquaculture and service activities incidental to fishing
  • Group: 050 - Fishing, aquaculture and service activities incidental to fishing
  • Class: 0501 - Fishing

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- fishing on a commercial basis in ocean, coastal or inland waters
- taking of marine and freshwater crustaceans and molluscs
- whale catching
- hunting of aquatic animals: turtles, sea squirts, tunicates, sea urchins etc.

This class also includes:
- activities of vessels engaged both in fishing, and in processing and preserving of fish
- gathering of marine materials: natural pearls, sponges, coral and algae
- service activities incidental to fishing

This class excludes:
- capturing of sea mammals, except whales, e.g. walruses, seals, see 0150
- processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs not connected to fishing, i.e. on vessels engaged only in processing and preserving of fish, or in factories ashore, see 1512
- fishing inspection, protection and patrol services, see 7523
- fishing practised for sport or recreation and related services, see 9241
- operation of sport fishing preserves, see 9241

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