Thursday, December 11, 2014

Major Fishing Grounds of the World - Dogger Bank, Grand Bank and many more - World Geography

There are more than 36, 000 types of fishes in the world. Every year, around 8.5 crore tones of fish caught in the world. Its 98% part is available in the Northern Hemisphere. Major fishing grounds of the world are found in the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. World 85% fish is caught here. Major fishing grounds of the world are as follows-

1. Dogger Bank and Great Fisheries Bank - These area submerged banks in the North Sea. These are one of the leading producers of fish in the world. These are rich in Cod, Don, Civet, Tuna, Lobster, Haddock, Herring, Mackerel, Pilchards, Sardine, Terbote, Halibut and Scate. Norway and Britain are activity involved in fishing activity in Dogger Bank and Great Fisheries Bank.

2. Grand Bank, George Bank and St. Pierre Bank - Located in north-west part of Atlantic Ocean under Canada, it is an important fishing region of the world. Gulf stream (warm) and Labrador (cold) Currents meet here, due to which planktons are available in great amount. Canada gets huge profit due to this. Apart from Cod, Herring and Mackerel, Halibut, Haddock, Hake etc. fishes are also caught. The fishes caught from this region are in great demand in U.S.A. and Canada.

3. Vakvaro Bank, Lathev Bank, Sable Island Bank, Middle Bank, and Bounds Bank - It is a major fishing region of North-West Atlantic Ocean under Canada. It is a shallow region and meeting place of warm and cold currents. Fishes are caught in huge quantity. The Gulf Stream (warm) and the Labrador Current (cold) converge around these banks. These are one of the leading fishing grounds in the world. The foggy condition in these region creates serious problem in the movements of goods and navigation. 

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