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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 0500


Changes have been made to the original printed version. Check the Registry for details.
Last change: 4/9/1996


  • Tabulation Category: B - Fishing
  • Division: 05 - Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; service activities incidental to fishing
  • Group: 050 - Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; service activities incidental to fishing
  • Class: 0500 - Fishing, operation of fish hatcheries and fish farms; service activities incidental to fishing

Explanatory note

This class includes fishing on a commercial basis in ocean, coastal or inland waters.
Whale catching. Taking of marine or freshwater crustaceans and molluscs. Hunting of aquatic animals such as turtles, sea-squirts and other tunicates, sea urchins or other echinoderms and other aquatic invertebrates. Gathering of marine materials such as natural pearls, sponges, coral and algae.
Processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs aboard the fisherboats.
Operation of fish hatcheries producing oyster spat, mussel and other molluscs seeds, lobsterlings, shrimp post-larvae and other crustaceans seeds and fish fry and fingerlings.
Growing of laver and other edible seaweeds.
Fish farming, breeding, rearing, cultivation of oysters for pearls or food.
Service activities related to marine and freshwater fisheries and to operators of fish hatcheries or fish farms.

Exclusions: Frog farming is classified in class 0122 (Other animal farming; production of animal products n.e.c.).
Capturing of sea mammals, except whales, e.g. walrusses, seals, is classified in class 0150 (Hunting, trapping and game propagation including related service activities).
Processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs not connected to fishing, i.e. on vessels or in factories ashore, is classified in class 1512 (Processing and preserving of fish and fish products).
Net making and net mending are classified in class 1723 (Manufacture of cordage, rope, twine and netting).
Fishing boat repairing is classified in class 3511 (Building and repairing of ships).
Service activities related to fishing practised for sport or recreation are classified in class 9249 (Other recreational activities).
Fishing inspection, protection and patrol services are classified in class 7523 (Public order and safety activities).

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