'Dhowr'- A Revisit to the design and operation of indigenous machinery in fishery technology

Viswambharan, Divya and Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Sasikumar, Geetha and Rohit, Prathibha and Nagaraj, S G and Hakeem, Abdul (2017) 'Dhowr'- A Revisit to the design and operation of indigenous machinery in fishery technology. In: 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, 23 November 2017, Kochi.

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    Traditionally, the fishing crafts are hauled on to the beach with manpower after the fishing cruise. Many of the beach-landing centers use manpower for hauling the boats. But the change in beach profile due to changing weather condition makes it extremely cumbersome for hauling the boat using manpower alone. Moreover, the labour force has also been getting scarce in many fishing villages. A wooden winch was developed by the fishermen of Dakshina Kannada, several decades back. The fishermen in Keni Village of Uttar Kannada District worked on this insight and came out with a modified manually working wooden winch/ capstan and named “Dhowr”. This device was widely accepted and number of units came up in most of the beach landing fishing villages of Uttar Kannada. With this background, it was felt necessary that a detailed study be conducted to document and report the construction and operation of unique and eco-friendly wooden capstan, “Dhowr” along with the benefits to the fishermen.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Dhowr
    Subjects: Fishery Technology
    Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mangalore
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 05:24
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2018 09:14
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/12499

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