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Very good piece.
The scenario in the fishing industry is alarming. The state of
straddling fish stocks is a global disasaster and
overfishing is a major problem. The structure of the fishing
industry has something to do with this. Japan takes
in the world's largest haul - twice as much as China. But
Japan has only 200,000 fisherfolk, while in China
fishing means bread for 3.8 million households. Ninety per
cent of the world's fisherfolk are small
Technologies range from dugout canoes to 100-m factory
freezer-trawlers. Income disparities rangebet"
$15,000 annually per person for mega-trawler crews, to a
meagre US $500 earned by a small operator. And
in countries like India, traditional fisherfolk contribute
between 1-5 per cent of the national income, 98 pe
of them starve through their lives. The smaller fisherfolk
just catch; the bigger ones go on a rampage.