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Taiwanese Distant-Water Fisheries in Southeast Asia, 1936-1977$
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Henry T. Chen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893496

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893496.001.0001

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Japan and the Development of Taiwan's Fishing Industry

Japan and the Development of Taiwan's Fishing Industry

(p.5) Chapter 1 Japan and the Development of Taiwan's Fishing Industry
Taiwanese Distant-Water Fisheries in Southeast Asia, 1936-1977

Henry T. Chen

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes and analyses Japan’s influence on the Taiwanese fishing industry. It attempts to determine why the colonial government opted to turn Taiwan into a principal base of the fishing industry, and the geographic advantages possessed by Taiwan and the port of Kaohsiung in relation to the fishing grounds of Southeast Asia. It discusses the business interests, technical contributions, and fishing methods introduced to Taiwan by Japan, including the development of trawl-fishing as opposed to rafts and small boats. It details the construction of the Takao fishing port and the development of rail and sea routes that enabled fishing exports to reach Japan. In summary, Japan’s expansionist policies, modernised fisheries, and the large-scale exploitation of marine resources in Southeast Asia laid the foundation for an advantageous Taiwanese fishing industry in postwar Asia.

Keywords:   Maritime Japan, Nanyo Fisheries, Japanese Empire, Trawl Fishing, Takao Fishing Port, Takao-Yokohama Line, Japanese Fish Trade, ‘Marching Southwards Policy’

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