The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the growth and the time-space development of the fishing industry, by which these were produced in Nango Town. Miyazaki Prefecture. To sum up, the results are as follows : The fishing industry in Miyazaki Prefecture has experienced a severe 50% decrease in production in recent ten years. The Nango Fishing Cooperative is a major hub of the fishing industry in this area. The growth of the Nango fishing industry can be divided into four periods, i.e., early period (-1944), post-war reconstruction bonito-tuna fishing initial period (1945-65), growth period (1966-80) , and stagnation period(1981-) . Time-space activity characteristics of bonito fishing vessels include the taxingly repetitive short, 4-5 day voyages, and seasonal eastward advance to the fishing areas of Nango, Katsuura, and Kesennuma. In contrast, tuna fishing vessels take relatively long seagoing voyages of 110 days in duration, mainly in the South Pacific directly below the equator. The problems of this district include declining catches, declining prices for fish, insufficient supply of new manpower, and problems of the cooperative combine. This paper has touched upon certain aspects of the subject, but it is hoped that further reports will deal with further details, including the development of fishing ports, distribution and equipment history of fishing related facilities, and land use of the fishing village. Progress in handling the fishing industry in Miyazaki Prefecture is the subject of ongoing examination, and further studies will elucidate the spatial development of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia as well as their socioeconomic mechanisms.