Bonus resource found from coast
Fish (Civ5)
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Resource value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5


Fishing boats, available with Sailing

Fishing boats value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus resource.


As the only sea bonus resource, and one of the few sea resources in general, Fish is very important for all civilizations, but especially those that depend on the sea to thrive. Fish is mainly a source of 20xFood5 Food, but with the construction of a Lighthouse and a Seaport along with the Compass tech, the resource gains also 20xProduction5 Production and 20xGold5 Gold output. Their maximum yield when worked is +3 20xFood5 Food, +2 20xProduction5 Production, and +1 20xGold5 Gold.

Historical InfoEdit

Fish have been an important source of protein for coastal dwellers for all of history. Fish remain an important foodstuff in the 21st century - so much so that there is increasing danger of depopulating the world's oceans of edible fish entirely.