Accession Number : AD0800862

Title :   ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF THE FISHING INDUSTRY IN MAINLAND CHINA,

Corporate Author : BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER INST OF FISHERIES

Personal Author(s) : Solecki, Jon J.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : This study of the fishing industry in China resulted from a survey of the available information published by Chinese, Russian and western sources on the fisheries of China. The report covers mainly the period from 1949 to the present, with a brief survey of the developments prior to that date. The post-1949 period is treated in two ways; first, in relation to the over-all national economic development, and second from the point of view of the development of various branches of the fishing industry in the country. The freshwater fishery is based on natural stocks as well as on fishes cultured in ponds and paddy fields. The marine fishery consists of deep-sea fishing (carried out by government vessels with modern equipment), coastal fishing (done mainly with junks), and the culture of kelp and other organisms. The fishing industry is considered from an economic point of view as a means of satisfying the rapidly growing demand for food. In order to estimate the output of the fishing industry in China, statistical data were examined and on the basis of these a projection was made for the period since 1959 (as well as from 1957). Using various methods it appeared that the current output of aquatic products in China is between five and seven million tons.

Descriptors :   (*FISHES, CHINA), (*SEAFOOD, CHINA), ECONOMICS, FOOD DISPENSING, PRODUCTION, MANPOWER, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE