Wikipedia, Omura's whale uses the phrase Artisanal Whaling to describe hunting of whales by natives in the vicinity of the Mindanao Sea.
As early as the late 19th century, the natives of Lila, Bohol, began hunting whales in the Bohol Sea...
I am familiar with the extension of artisanal from furniture and other fine products to foods especially bread, cheese, wine, and beer, but was surprised to see artisanal applied to hunting.
Merriam-Webster says of artisan:
Today, when factories produce almost all of our goods, artisans usually make only fine objects for those who can afford them. And we now even include food among the artisan's crafts, so you can buy artisanal cheeses, breads, and chocolates—but probably not if you're watching your budget.
Obviously, artisanal X is X produced by artisans.
I found a reference to artisanal mining
The new study titled "The socio-economics of artisanal mining and bushmeat hunting around protected areas.....
and also a reference to artisanal fishing
Hunting for Tuna and Cash in the Solomons: A Rebirth of Artisanal Fishing in Malaita
My question: when did artisanal expand from production of fine objects to activities such as hunting? Is there any indication that artisanal is expanding further outward to include, say, artisanal jewel thefts a la Ocean's Eight?
The question Artisanal, what is its modern cultural history does not satisfactorily address my question, because it focusses on products such as artisanal cheeses and has only one brief reference to artisanal fishing.