The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where
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(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
Some of the most significant fishing grounds in the world are situated in areas near the coast with shallow waters, where the mixing of cold and warm currents from different regions occurs.
|Major Fishing Grounds||Location||Currents involved|
|Seas near Japan||North of Japan||Warm Kuroshio Current and cold Kamchatka Current|
|Grand Banks||Off Newfoundland||North Atlantic Drift and cold Labrador Current|
|Sea surrounding Iceland||Iceland||North Atlantic Drift and East Greenland Current|
Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.