Technology upgradation in tuna fishery, diversification and changing pattern

Kunjipalu, K K and Devadasan, K (2002) Technology upgradation in tuna fishery, diversification and changing pattern. In: Management of Scombroid Fisheries. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi, pp. 187-190.


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Tuna and tuna-like fishes are under-exploited resources of Indian EEZ. Exploitation of oceanic tuna and billfishes are possible only by longlining and purse seining. Existing deep sea fishing vessels in India are mostly trawlers equipped for bottom trawling for shrimps and fishes. Most of them are stem trawlers and few are double riggers. Hence the deck layout is not suitable for either longlining or purse seining. Both longlining and purse seining for oceanic tuna and billfishes are specialized techniques which require special onboard facilities, deck layout and deck machineries like line haulers, chute, shooting and hauling accessories for longlining and special powerful purse winch, power block etc. for tuna piu'se seining.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology upgradation; tuna fishery; diversification
Subjects: Pelagic Fisheries > Tuna fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2010 22:16
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:25

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