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A cultivation technique with open cages in the sea, lake or river. They are anchored to the bottom and are standing in places sheltered for storm and high waves. Most salmon is grown in this type of culture system. Because the cages are in open connection with the surrounding water, the impact on the environment is high.

Cages made of, for example, wire mesh lying on the bottom of the sea. At the front is a large mesh net to prevent, for example, seals and waterfowl to swim into the cage.

The maximum amount of fish of a species caught per country, per year. 

Limiting the amount of fish that may be caught (per year).

The Common Fisheries Policy is the European policy framework for the sustainable development of the fisheries sector. It is aimed at managing the common resources and gives European fishing fleets equal access to European waters so that they can compete fairly. It includes recovery plans, quota rules and agreements on restrictions for the European fleet.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, an international agreement about trade in protected animals and plants.  

The closure of fishing areas for fishing, for example based on gear or season.  

The closure of fishing areas for fishing during a certain period of the year. 

Gillnets and trammel are nets standing upright in the water in the water column or on the seabed. Trammel consist of three interconnected nets. 

Commercial fisheries (for employment), as opposed to recreational fisheries.

The Cooperative Fisheries Organization (CVO) is a collaborative group of producer organizations who are active in the cutter fishery in the North Sea, Wadden Sea, coastal waters, Skagerrak and the English Channel.

Cyanide fishing is a technique were dynamite or cyanide is used to seduce or kill fish so that they float above. This technique is widely used in coral reefs and is very harmful to the environment.