Game Fishing is also called as “Recreational Fisheries i.e. “Fisheries conducted by individuals primarily for sport but with a possible secondary objective of capturing fish for domestic consumption but not for onward sale”. Thus Recreational Fisheries involves both “Subsistence Fishing” where the catch is consumed and “Leisure Fishing” where the fishes are returned live to the water.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands offer tremendous scope for Sport Fishing activity as a venture of adventure sports. Large numbers of Indian as well as foreign tourists visit the islands for Sport Fishing. The demand for sport fishing activity has led to considerable rise in the fleet of sport fishing vessels in the islands particularly in South Andaman Distric.
Thus the essential features of Sport Fishing are:- 1. Fishing for Recreation. 2. Fishing for promoting Fishery tourism. 3. Generating employment and Revenue without commercial exploitation of fishery resources. 4. Adopting Eco-Friendly methods and fishing for Leisure without harming the environment and fish caught.