Fisheries & Maritime at CTPD

Fisheries & Maritime at CTPD

What is Fisheries & Maritime?

A fishery (plural: fisheries) is an organized effort by humans to catch fish or other aquatic species, an activity known as fishing. The marine fishery is the rearing of fish in seawater or saltwater. A large number of fishes are cultured for human consumption in tanks or ponds like fish farms or blue revolution. In marine fishery, a large number of fishes are caught by using synthetic fiber nets, mechanized fishing, etc.


Seafood plays an essential role in feeding the world’s growing population. Healthy fish populations lead to healthy oceans and it’s our responsibility to be a part of the solution. The resilience of our marine ecosystems and coastal communities depend on sustainable fisheries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an example of a fishery?

Examples are the salmon fishery of Alaska, the cod fishery off the Lofoten islands, the tuna fishery of the Eastern Pacific, or the shrimp farm fisheries in China. Capture fisheries can be broadly classified as industrial scale, small-scale or artisanal, and recreational.

What do marine fisheries provide?

Marine fisheries are very important to the economy and well-being of coastal communities, providing food security, job opportunities, income and livelihoods as well as traditional cultural identity.

How many marine fisheries are there?

NOAA Fisheries manages 461 stocks or stock complexes in 46 fishery management plans, using stock assessments to determine their status. Under the MSA, fisheries management decisions in the United States are made primarily by eight regional fishery management councils.

What is marine water?

Marine ecosystems are the largest of Earth’s aquatic ecosystems and are distinguished by waters that have a high salt content. These systems contrast with freshwater ecosystems, which have a lower salt content.

Why do we study fisheries?

Inland capture fisheries and aquaculture contribute over 40% to the world’s reported finfish production from less than 0.01% of the total volume of water on earth. These fisheries provide food for billions and livelihoods for millions of people worldwide.

What is fishery in geography?

Fishery means the taking of one or more particular species of fish or shellfish with particular gear in a particular geographical area.

What is another word for fishery?

In this page you can discover 24 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for fishery, like: spawning place, fish hatchery, fishing banks, aquarium, fishtrap, weir, fish cannery, tank, cannery, hatchery and piscary.

What is fisheries and aquaculture?

Aquaculture and fisheries refer to breeding and harvesting water plants and animals for commercial purposes. The aquaculture discipline studies biological processes related to fish farming technologies.

What is the difference between freshwater and marine?

The aquatic biome is divided into freshwater and marine regions. Freshwater regions, such as lakes and rivers, have a low salt concentration. Marine regions, such as estuaries and the ocean, have higher salt concentrations.

What is the difference between aquatic and marine?

The term aquatic can be applied to animals that live in either fresh water or salt water. However, the adjective marine is most commonly used for animals that live in saltwater, i.e. in oceans, seas, etc.

What are the types of marine resources?

Generally, marine resources are divided into three categoriesg., biotic resources, abiotic (mineral and energy) resources and commercial resources (navigation, aviation, trade and transport etc.). On an average, marine resources are also classified into living resources and non-living resources.

Is fisheries a good course?

It is a job oriented course that offers numerous job opportunities in Government as well as Private sector. Also, if students are passionate about entrepreneurship, they may become self employed and start own Fisheries related business also.

How many marks are required for fisheries in NEET?

Cut off varies every next year so its not possible to tell the exact marks but to stay in the safe side around 280-290 marks would be sufficient. But you should keep studying and continue with your hard work.

What’s the study of fish called?

ichthyology, scientific study of fishes, including, as is usual with a science that is concerned with a large group of organisms, a number of specialized subdisciplines: e.g., taxonomy, anatomy (or morphology), behavioral science (ethology), ecology, and physiology.