AP Human Geography : Fishing & Aquaculture

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Human Geography

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Fishing & Aquaculture

Raising and cultivating fish and shellfish in controlled bodies of water is known as __________.

Possible Answers:

agribusiness

aquaculture

pescetarianism

hydroponics

deep sea agriculture

Correct answer:

aquaculture

Explanation:

Due to rising concerns about overfishing and the ability to control the supply of fish, aquaculture has become the main source of fish and shellfish in the world. Aquaculture typically happens in manmade ponds or sections of rivers and seas that are bracketed off to keep the fish under control. Aquaculture is now one of the largest sectors of agriculture in most advanced nations.

Example Question #27 : Agriculture, Food Production, & Rural Land Use

A salmon farm in Scotland and a kelp farm in southern California are both examples of __________.

Possible Answers:

aquaculture

salinization

commercial fishing

irrigation

subsistence fishing

Correct answer:

aquaculture

Explanation:

A salmon farm in Scotland and a kelp farm in southern California are two examples of the raising of fish and marine plants in controlled environments. This is called “aquaculture.”

Example Question #28 : Agriculture, Food Production, & Rural Land Use

The farming of fish and marine plants, as opposed to commercial fishing, is called __________.

Possible Answers:

Hydroponics 

Water culture 

Mediterranean agriculture

Aquaculture

Irrigation

Correct answer:

Aquaculture

Explanation:

“Aquaculture” is the name given to all farming and rearing of fish and marine plants that does not fall under the category of fishing. A salmon farm in which the salmon are reared and harvested in a controlled environment is an example of aquaculture.

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