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Feb 7, 2015

# What is the difference between aquaculture and pisciculture?

Differentiate between aquaculture and pisciculture.

Aruna kavitha Singupilla

Member since Jun 30, 2014

Sol: Aquaculture is salt water or fresh water breeding, rearing and harvesting of aquatic flora and fauna for commercial use.Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic products under controlled conditions. It involves all the fish products obtained from farming on both salt water and fresh water. Aquaculture is otherwise called as blue revolution.   Aquaculture helps in nutrient build-up, prevents non-native species from escaping into local waterways, lessens the disease outbreaks in aquatic life and also increases the quality of the final product. Psciculture is just culturing of fish or fish farming to obtain fish products. Pisciculture provides us fish for food, cod liver oil etc. Pisciculture can be done both in marine water and fresh waters.

Swetha Reddy

Aquaculture means Process of growing any aquatic animal. Pisciculture:It means process of growing particularly fishes

Saloni Deshmukh

Rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food. Fish farming or pisciculture is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species' natural numbers is generally referred to as a fish hatchery. Worldwide, the most important fish species used in fish farming are carp, salmon, tilapia and catfish. There is an increasing demand for fish and fish protein, which has resulted in widespread overfishing in wild fisheries, China holding 62 percent of the world's fish farming practice. Fish farming offers fish marketers another source. However, farming carnivorous fish, such as salmon, does not always reduce pressure on wild fisheries, since carnivorous farmed fish are usually fed fishmeal and fish oil extracted from wild forage fish. The global returns for fish farming recorded by the FAO in 2008 totalled 33.8 million tonnes worth about \$US 60 billion. In 2005, aquaculture represented 40% of the 157.5 million tons of seafood that was produced, meaning that it has become a critical part of our world's food source even though the industry is still technically in its 'infancy' and didn't really become well known until the 1970s. Because of this rise in aquaculture, there has been a rise in the per capita availability of seafood globally within the last few decades.

Anisha

Difference between aquaculture and psciculture :- Aquaculture : it is the farming of freshwater and saltwater organisms such as finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Also known as aquafarming, aquaculture involves cultivating aquatic populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Commercial aquaculture supplies one half of the fish and shellfish that is directly consumed by humans. pisciculture: Fish farming is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species' natural numbers is generally referred to as a fish hatchery. The most common fish by fish farms are salmon, carp, tilapia, European seabass, catfish and cod.

Syeda

Member since Jan 25, 2017

Answer. Difference between aquaculture and psciculture :- Aquaculture : it is the farming of freshwater and saltwater organisms such as finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Also known as aquafarming, aquaculture involves cultivating aquatic populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Commercial aquaculture supplies one half of the fish and shellfish that is directly consumed by humans. pisciculture: Fish farming is the principal form of aquaculture, while other methods may fall under mariculture. Fish farming involves raising fish commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food. A facility that releases juvenile fish into the wild for recreational fishing or to supplement a species' natural numbers is generally referred to as a fish hatchery. The most common fish by fish farms are salmon, carp, tilapia, European seabass, catfish and cod.
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