Accession Number:

ADA073752

Title:

Economic Aspects of Freshwater Fishing in China,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Producing enough food for its people is a major concern for China. This paper discusses 3 development aspects of freshwater fishing in China 1 fishing methods, 2 fish marketing practices and 3 fisheries production. Chinas rice paddy fields proved to be an effective fishing method. The deep water and shallow water methods are 2 methods employed in these fields. The fish thrive in these fields because of the good supply of nutrients found there. The fields also benefit from the fish. The first are a good source of fertilizer and they also aerate the soil. With more fish being produced, so has the expansion of fish marketing practices. These practices include selling of the fish and the many by-products of the fish. Freezing and canning fish and fish by-products allows China to expand its fishing market both within and out of the country. The discovery of new areas and methods have contributed to Chinas expansion. China will always search for new and better ways to expand its fishing industry. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE