5 Interesting Fishing Facts 1: China has the world’s largest fishing industry. 2: There are 27,000 living species of fish worldwide, out of which 6,000 species are found in Australian waters alone. 3: Fishing with spinning outfits and fly rods are the most popular. 4: Fly fishing, a method of fishing, was invented around 200 CE. 5: There are 21 million fishermen and almost 200 million people depend on fishing to survive. The act of fishing can be divided into two categories: Sports fishing and commercial fishing. Sport fishing Sport fishing methods vary according to the area fished, the species targeted, the personal strategies of the angler, and the resources available. It ranges from the aristocratic art of fly fishing elaborated in Great Britain, to the high-tech methods used to chase marlin and tuna. Sport fishing is usually done with hook, line, rod and reel rather than with nets or other aids.Among the most common offshore salt water game fish are marlin, tuna, sailfish, shark, and mackerel.In North America, freshwater fish include trout, bass, pike, catfish, walleye and muskellunge. The smallest fish are called panfish, because they can fit whole in a normal cooking pan. Examples are perch and sunfish (Centrarchidae).In the past, sport fishers, even if they did not eat their catch, almost always killed them to bring them to shore to be weighed or for preservation as trophies. In order to protect recreational fisheries sport fishermen now often catch and release, and sometimes tag and release, which involves fitting the fish with identity tags, recording vital statistics, and sending a record to a government agency. Let's talk! Describe the picture in your own words. What type of fishing is this man doing? What called fishing tackle is he using? Do you know the fish species he caught? commercial fishing. Commercial fishing is the activity of catching fish and other seafood for commercial profit, mostly from wild fisheries. It provides a large quantity of food to many countries around the earth, but those who practice it as an industry must often pursue fish far into the ocean under adverse conditions. Large-scale commercial fishing is also known as industrial fishing. This profession has gained in popularity with the development of shows such as Deadliest Catch, Swords, and Wicked Tuna. The major fishing industries are not only owned by major corporations but by small families as well. The industry has had to adapt through the years in order to keep earning a profit. A study taken on some small family-owned commercial fishing companies showed that they adapted to continue to earn a living but not necessarily make a large profit. It is the adaptability of the fishermen and their methods that cause some concern for fishery managers and researchers; they say that for those reasons, the sustainability of the marine ecosystems could be in danger of being ruined. Let's talk! 1: Describe the picture in your own words. 2: Have you ever been on a commercial fishing boat? 3: Would you like to work on a commercial fishing boat? 4: What do you think is one of the biggest dangers of working on a commercial fishing boat? Who introduced you to fishing? Do you go fishing regularly? What type of fishing do you prefer? Almost any equipment or gear used for fishing can be called fishing tackle. Some examples are hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes. Gear that is attached to the end of a fishing line is called terminal tackle. Freshwater fishing is often ideal for beginning anglers since it can be enjoyed from shore or land using a simple tackle set up. Grab your freshwater fishing license, read these fishing basics then head out to one of the many freshwater lakes, reservoirs, ponds, streams and rivers. Tell me more about the fishing tackle you use. What is the top 5 fishing tackle you need? How big was the biggest fish you ever caught? Where did you catch it? What equipment did you use? What bait did you use? After you catch a fish, you can do one of three things: you can throw it back and let it live another day; you can take it home and eat it after it's cleaned and filleted (remove the intestines, cut off the head and fins, and cut the meat from the bones). Or, you can mount the fish on your wall at home if it's large enough and worth the cost of having a taxidermist preserve the fish. What technique do you use after catching a fish? Have you ever cooked and eaten the fish you caught? What is your favorite fish to eat? Saltwater fishing is a rather generalised term used in reference to any method of fishing in the ocean. This applies if you're casting your line into the waves beneath a pier, fighting a fish from a kayak, saltwater fly fishing, or trolling a line behind you on a boat. have you ever gone saltwater fishing? did you go on a boat? Where you looking for one specific species or did you just go for fun? how many saltwater species do you know? tell me more about them. What is the best bait to catch them with? What is the more expensive hobby? saltwater fishing or freshwater fishing? Why do you think so? What fish do you want to catch the most? what bait are you going to use? what fishing tackle are you going to use? is it a freshwater or saltwater fish?