Glossary of Terms
  • Anadromous: Fish species that live their adult lives in the ocean but move into freshwater streams or estuaries to reproduce or spawn.

  • 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.

  • Natal: Pertaining to birth, usually in the context of animals that return to their place of birth to spawn or give birth themselves.