ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CISF Personnel Defence Committee

beginning to function mainly as ex- poit houses for marine products procured from local sources. Seemingly the government's accent is on deep-sea fishing and it apparently believes that increased number of deep-sea trawlers will automatically raise fish production. The authorities, however, arc missing the point that without acquiring adequate knowledge about our deep-sea waters, an increase in the number of vessels would only mean additional pressure on the coastal waters, which are fast reaching the point of diminishing returns die to over-fishing. It is common knowledge that deep-sea vessels presently engaged in fishing seldom operate in deep waters, mainly due to lack of knowledge about the marine potential and other relevant aspects.

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