Aquaculture is the highly controlled cultivation of aquatic organisms for human consumption. It's comparable to agriculture, however instead of plants or livestock, fish are used. Fish farming is another name for aquaculture. Aquaculture can and does take place all around the world, including coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even tanks on land. In the future, aquaculture will be the major means of obtaining ample food from aquatic environments.
The practice of breeding or harvesting fish and other aquatic life is known as fishery. Wild fisheries and fish farms, both in freshwater (approximately 10% of total catch) and the oceans, are examples of commercial fisheries (about 90%). Fisheries support the livelihoods of over 500 million people throughout the world.