Glossary of Terms
- Extensive culture is a subjective term for fish production where the culturist has minimal control over the factors that affect the fish. The cultured population is generally at a low density. Pond culture is representative of extensive fish culture.
- Intensive culture is a subjective term for fish production where the culturist has direct control over habitat, water quality and food supply. The cultured population can be at a very high density. Tank or raceway culture is representative of intensive fish culture.
- Integrated culture is a combination of extensive and intensive culture. For example, fish may be intensively cultured as larvae or juveniles but grown out to adulthood extensively.