What is a fish farm?

Science for Youth July 03, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

Atlantic Salmon raised on fish farm
Image courtesy of USDA

A fish farm is where fish are raised for food.  This area of agriculture is known as aquaculture.  The fish are raised in tanks or in ponds and sold to people or companies.  

Some fish that are raised on fish farms are:

  • Tilapia
  • Cod
  • Catfish
  • Salmon  
  • Carp

Also see Agricultural Sciences.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.