Glossary2017-11-16T22:35:00+00:00

Glossary

What does it all mean?

Aquaculture:

Also known as aquafarming; the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and aquatic plants.

DNA Barcoding:

A taxonomic method that uses a short genetic marker in an organism’s DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species.

Eco-friendly:

Earth friendly or not harmful to the environment.

Farm-raised Fish:

Fish raised commercially in tanks or enclosures, usually for food.

Fishery:

The activities involved in catching a species of fish or shellfish, or a group of species that share the same habitat.

Overfishing:

To fish an area excessively; to exhaust the supply of usable fish in certain waters.

Seafood Mislabeling:

Seafood that is wrongly, mistakenly, or misleadingly labeled.

Sustainability:

The quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.

Wild-caught Fish:

Fish caught through lower-impact techniques, such as hand-lines, divers, or the use of pots or traps, or in some cases destructive methods such as dynamiting reefs, high-seas bottom-trawling, and drift nets.