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Primary economic activities which involve working directly with the Earth's rocks, soils and waters.
Secondary economic activities which involve making or manufacturing something.
Tertiary economic activities which involve providing a service that is useful to people.
Natural resource things provided by nature which are useful to people.
Renewable resource can be used over and over again.
Non-renewable resource something that cannot be replaced once used (e.g. oil gas and coal)
Sustainable exploitation resources are managed so that future generations will be able to use those resources.
Exploitation To make full use of something and get benefit from it.
Irrigation artificial watering of land.
Raised bog Deep bog, found in the midlands, 8 metres deep.
Blanket bog Shallow bod, found along the west coast, 3-4 metres deep.
Ditcher used to dig drains to dry out the bog.
Grader used to level the bog
Miller harvest the peat by scraping a loose this layer on top of the bog.
Harrow used to dry out the peat on the surface.
Ridger gathers the loose dry peat into ridges.
Depletion to decrease or reduce the quantity of something.
Continental shelf sea bed surrounding a continent, up to 200 metres deep.
Plankton micro-organisms that fish feed on.
Quotas a limit on the amount of fish that could be caught.
Inputs things needed to be put into the farm, e.g. cattle and tractors.
Processes tasks and jobs done by the farmer throughout the year on his farm, e.g. milking
Outputs produce of the farm and things the farmer sells, e.g. milk and vegetables.
Arable suitable for growing crops.
Finite having an end
Mixed farm a farm that grows crops and raises animals
Net mesh size the size of the holes in a fishing net
Overfishing to fish so much that fish stocks are reduced.
Tillage the production of crops.
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