- In both countries, fishing co-operative societies have been formed
- Fisheries in both centers face the problem of overfishing and pollution of fisheries.
- In both countries, fish farming projects have been established to supplement natural fisheries.
- Both countries carry out inland and marine fishing activities.
- There is overexploitation of fisheries in both countries.
- Similar methods (modern) of preservation and processing are employed in both cases.
- In both countries, the fish caught is consumed both locally and exported.
- In both countries, fish is used as a raw material in the manufacture of fertilizers, cosmetics and medicine.
- In both the government promotes fishing through legislation, research and conservation methods.