This section includes links to glossaries existing elsewhere on the internet, plus this site's own Glossary of Fishery Management Terms to cover any terms that don't appear to be completely covered elsewhere. Another, interim, purpose of the glossary section is to provide a holding place for information on issues that don't fit neatly into the structure defined so far for the site, and to contain ideas for stubs that may be later developed into articles.

Links to other glossaries Edit

  • A comprehensive and multilingual glossary of fishery management terms is contained on the FAO website [1], and is always worth consulting.
  • Blind
    A less authoritative, but more opinionated glossary is contained in Blind Freddie's Guide to Fishery Management Warning! Contains sarcasm.
  • A user-editable version of Blind Freddie's glossary has now been donated to the Fisherymanagement wikicity. It will be interesting to see how much it eventually diverges from the original. Please note: this glossary is not intended to be taken entirely seriously. It is a compendium of sarcasm and irony. However, sarcasm, irony, and unexpected comparisons are occasionally useful in discerning truth.

Fishery Management Glossary

  • Angling - a terms that is nowadays applied to certain types of recreational fishing. Its most famous application is in the 17th century book The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton.
  • By-catch - species caught "by mistake"
  • Industrial fishing - See also Fishfolk discussion on the subject of Industrial fishing
  • Information - Menakhem Ben-Yami says that "Information is any quantity of knowledge in any form that is shared between or among agents. In my opinion, inert knowledge that is not shared should not be ranked as information" (see Menakhem's article on Information and Fisheries Ecology)
  • Small-scale fisheries, Artisanal fisheries, Traditional fisheries - Inland and marine small-scale fisheries (for definition, see: Ben-Yami, 1988), called in most Third-World countries artisanal fisheries, provide over one-third of the world's food fish supplies. They provide employment and livelihood to many millions of fishermen and their families, and people otherwise associated with artisanal fisheries.
In contrast to larger-scale fisheries, they are less likely to overfish fish stocks, use more indigenous resources and demand less expenditure in energy, equipment, infrastructure, and foreign currency, not only per worker, but also per ton of fish produced and, even more so, per their market value. Also in contrast to industrial fisheries, the share of fish caught by artisanal fishermen that goes for reduction is negligible, and only little goes for canning, so that practically all of their catch goes for direct, human consumption, in fresh, smoked, dried, or frozen form.
Ref: Ben-Yami, M. 1988. The role of small-scale fishing gear and techniques in development: challenges towards year 2000. Proceedings - World Symposium on Fishing Gear and Fishing Vessel 1988. Marine Institute, St.John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

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