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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 0311


  • Section: A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Division: 03 - Fishing and aquaculture
  • Group: 031 - Fishing
  • Class: 0311 - Marine fishing

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- fishing on a commercial basis in ocean and coastal waters
- taking of marine crustaceans and molluscs
- whale catching
- taking of marine 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 other marine organisms and materials: natural pearls, sponges, coral and algae

This class excludes:
- capturing of marine mammals, except whales, e.g. walruses, seals, see 0170
- processing of fish, crustaceans and molluscs on factory ships or in factories ashore, see 1020
- renting of pleasure boats with crew for sea and coastal water transport (e.g. for fishing cruises), see 5011
- fishing inspection, protection and patrol services, see 8423
- fishing practiced for sport or recreation and related services, see 9319
- operation of sport fishing preserves, see 9319

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