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Chinese freshwater resources contribute significantly to the country's fish supply. A brief account of the fish cultivation techniques in some of the lakes visited by the Philippine Study Team in May 1980 is presented. The fingerlings stocked are mainly carp (Cyprinidae), with other species (eg. breams).
There are two distinct sectors within the marine fisheries of the world. One is composed of mainly company-owned large-investment fishing units, and the other of chiefly privately owned or privately-managed small-scale units.
Although fisheries production in the Indo-Pacific has markedly increased, employment opportunities have diminished, social inequalities have been exacerbated and peasant fishing households have been further impoverished. Thevarious reasons as to why this has occurred are considered.