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Inboard Motorization of Small G.R.P. Boats in Sri Lanka - BOBP/WP/4








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    Trials Of Two-Boat Bottom Trawling In Bangladesh - BOBP/WP/13 1982
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    This document describes the rationale, mechanics and findings of experiments with two-boat bottom trawis in Bangladesh. The experiments were carried out between October 1980 and March 1981 near Chittagong in cooperation with the Swedish Free Mission and the Kalidaha Fishing Project of CAR ITAS. The trials yielded the conclusion that while trawling with two-boat high-opening trawis for the capture of demersal and semi-pelagic resources is technically feasible, its commercial viability is sti ll to be ascertained. It is recommended that the trials should be continued during next winter over a wider geographical area. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh, participated in the two-boat trawl project as a cooperating agency. The two-boat bottom trawl experiments are an activity of the Programme for the Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal, referred to in brief as the Bay of Bengal Programme. This is a regional FAO programme that seeks to develop and demonstrate appropriate technologies and methodologies in many areas of small-scale fisheries-such as craft, gear, fishing methods and utilisation and coastal aquaculture. The programme’s goals are to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk and the supply of fish from the small-scale sector in five countries that border the Bay of Bengal — Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
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    Trials In Bangladesh Of Large-Mesh Driftnets Of Light Construction - BOBP/WP/12 1981
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    This document is the second report of a fishing gear improvement project in Bangladesh. It describes the rationale, the mechanics and the findings of experiments with large-mesh driftnets of thin twine conducted near Chittagong from October 1980 to February 1981. The experiments were carried out in cooperation with the Kalidaha Fishing Projectof CARITAS, a social service agency. In a parallel activity, experimental thin-twine large-mesh driftnets were also tried out by private fishermen in commercial fishing operations along with their own traditional fishing gear. The experiments yielded the finding that driftnets of thinner twine, which are about 40% cheaper than the traditional nets, also catch more fish than the traditional nets. Experiments were also carried out by BOBP with driftnets of different mesh sizes in cooperation with the Kalidaha Fishing Project. Here the conclusion was that large-mesh sizes are more effective than the smaller. The Ministry of Fisher ies and Livestock, Bangladesh, participated in the fishing gear improvement project as a cooperating agency. The project is an activity of the Programme for the Development of Small-Scale Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal, referred to in brief as the Bay of Bengal Programme. This is a regional FAO programme that seeks to develop and demonstrate appropriate technologies and methodologies in many areas of small-scale fisheries such as fishing craft, fishing gear, fishing methods and utilization and c oastal aquaculture. The Programmes goals are to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk and the supply of fish from the small-scale sector in five countries that border the Bay of Bengal — Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
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    Fishing Trials with Bottom-Set Longlines in Sri Lanka - BOBP/WP/6 1980
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    This paper is the first report of a project to produce better awareness and utilization of Sri Lanka’s demersal or bottom-dwelling fish resources. It describes the rationale, the mechanics and the findings of experiments conducted toward this end between October 1979 and March 1980. Specifically, the experiments were meant to ascertain the suitability of a well-known system of demersal fishery — bottom-set longlining — for Sri Lanka, and to investigate ways of advancing this fishery. The pa per may be useful for fisheries planners and officials who are concerned with increasing fish supplies and for fisheries researchers concerned with new and better fishing methods. It may also serve as a guide for eventual extension if the experiments yield conclusive results. The experiments in demersal fishing are an activity of the Bay of Bengal Programme for the Development of Small-Scale Fisheries, GCP/RAS/040/SWE, in which the Ministry of Fisheries, Sri Lanka, is the cooperating agen cy. The Programme provided a fishing technologist, Mr. G. Pajot, to supervise theactivity and a consultant masterfisherman, Mr. H. H. Juliusson, to conduct fishing trials. The Ministry of Fisheries provided the services of a technical liaison officer, Mr. K. T. Weerasooriya, and a research assistant, Mr. S. S. C. Pieris. Other agencies involved in the project included Lion Trawlers Industries Limited (a private company that provided the boat and the crew used for the experiments); the Ceylo n Fisheries Corporation (CFC), which supplied frozen bait to be used with the bottom longlines; and the Ceylon Fisheries Harbour Corporation (CFHC) which processed fresh bait given by the CFC.

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