ESS Topic 4.3 Aquatic Food Production Systems TuHS
Terms in this set (15)
Relating to water; a plant or animal that resides underwater.
A change, deterioration, or disturbance to the environment through reduction of resources, the destruction of ecosystems, or extinction of wildlife.
Organisms that require sunlight in order to live and grow; they float in the upper part of the ocean, and provide food for a wide range of sea creatures. If too many nutrients are available, they may grow out of control and form harmful algal blooms.
Fish farming; breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments.
A substance that can prevent or minimize pollution or underwater growth on plants, rocks, or the bottoms of ships.
When a fish or other sea organism is caught unintentionally during an attempt to catch target species or fish sizes.
(Harmful) Algal Bloom
HABs; colonies of algae growing out of control, and producing toxic or harmful effects on people, marine wildlife, and birds.
A commercial fishing ship designed to actively drag or pulling a trawl through the water behind it.
A unit that raises or harvests fish. Typically, people are involved, species or type of fish, area of water or seabed, method of fishing, the class of boats and purpose of the activities.
A fishing net that hangs vertically with its ends being drawn together to encircle the fish.
A partially closed off (by coasts) body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it.
Genetically modified organisms; living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially changed in a lab through genetic engineering.
The part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc