The glossary of aquaculture is a multidisciplinary and multilingual glossary containing more than 2600 terms, definitions, related terms, synonyms and images.
This glossary has been prepared by the Aquaculture Branch of the former FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, under the coordination of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer Valerio Crespi, and with the collaboration of the Language Branch. Its contents are primarily based on existing textbooks and glossaries, in particular those prepared within the various Branches of the former FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. Terms pertaining to specific aquaculture subject areas have been validated by internal and external FAO experts.
The primary objectives of this glossary are:
- to serve as a reference to fish farmers, consultants, administrators, policy makers, developers, engineers, agriculturists, economists, environmentalists and any other actor interested in aquaculture;
- to facilitate communication among experts and scientists involved in aquaculture research and development.
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