UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer The important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where

    A)  Warm and cold atmospheric currents meet.

    B)  Rivers drain out large amounts of fresh water into the sea.

    C)  Warm and cold oceanic currents meet.

    D)  Continental shelf is undulating.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     World's major fishing grounds are found where warm and cold currents meet each other. Fishing grounds of Japan have developed due to meeting of warm Kuroshio Current with cold Oyashio Current. Similarly, fishing ground of Grand Bank of the eastern coast of North America are due to meeting of warm Gulf Stream with cold Labrador Current.

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