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The Ultimate Fisheries Quiz
by Staff
A fishery is an organization involved in raising or harvesting fish that is recognized by the government and has certain legal obligations. It may engage in the process of raising fish through a hatchery or aquaculture or by capturing wild fish. Most fisheries catch fish in the wild, but the number of fish farms has increased recent years. Take this to learn more about fishery.

What is recreational fishing?

  • fishing for livelihood
  • fishing for pleasure or sport
  • fishing for commercial industries

What does fishery refer to?

  • a place where fish are raised or harvested
  • a place where fish are stored
  • a place where you buy fish

What is the name of a facility designed to raise and breed fish?

  • aquaculture
  • hatchery
  • Sericulture

Which industry is devoted to catching, processing or selling fish for profit?

  • fish farm
  • aquafarming
  • fishery

What right does a fishery have?

  • catching fish in an allotted area and during a specific time
  • catching fish in an allotted area anytime
  • catching fish anywhere anytime

Which country is not among the world's leading fishing industries?

  • India
  • South Korea
  • North Korea

Fishing is a ______ business.

  • lucrative
  • lean
  • unprofitable

Why is overfishing a problem?

  • It leads to depletion of fish populations.
  • It leads to extinction of fish populations.
  • Both of the above.

Which U.S. agency closely monitor the movement of fishing boats?

  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Army

When was the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries established?

  • 1881
  • 1871
  • 1861

Which American president signed the fish commission bill into law?

  • President Ulysses S. Grant
  • President Andrew Johnson
  • President Grover Cleveland

Who was the first commissioner of fish and fisheries?

  • G. Brown Goode
  • Richard Rathbun
  • Spencer Fullerton Baird

Where is U.S. Fish Commission headquarters located?

  • Arlington County, Virginia
  • Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

Which of the following is a globally recognized marine research center?

  • NASA
  • Living Art Marine Center
  • Woods Hole

What is the new name of U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries?

  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
  • National Fish Hatchery System (NFHS)
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC)

The National Marine Fisheries Service is a part of:

  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense

Which of the following is the latest and most important law that regulates the fishing industry in the U.S.?

  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act
  • Sustainable Fisheries Act

What is the main objective of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act?

  • to establish fishing limits
  • to prevent overfishing
  • both of the above

Which U.S. government agency oversees fisheries and fish hatcheries?

  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

How many fish hatcheries does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supervise?

  • 80
  • 70
  • 60