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Patterns of Economic Development

Fishing

Fish from rivers and lakes are important for the diet of people living in the Arctic. Russia has highly developed river fisheries serving the local population as well as customers in distant cities. The Arctic Ocean is among the world’s most important fishing grounds, and many countries send fishing boats to its waters. Large amounts of cod and shrimp are caught off western Greenland. Overfishing has become a problem in some regions, however.

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