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Fishing Craft Development In Kerala: Evaluation Report - BOBP/WP/25









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    Fishing Trials With Small-Mesh Driftnets In Bangladesh - BOBP/WP/28 1984
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    Small-mesh driftnets account for about one-third of the total marine catch of Bangladesh. This paper reports on the execution and the findings of experiments to improve the small-mesh driftnet fishery in Bangladesh. They were conducted between April 1981 and February 1982 by the project for small-scale fisheries development of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP), in cooperation with the Marine Fisheries Department of the Bangladesh Government and CARITAS, a social service agency. The trials were part of a project to improve fishing gear and methods in Bangladesh. Other project activities include trawling, large-mesh driftnets, set bagnets and longlining. The BOBP seeks to improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk and to assess and monitor fishery resources in the Bay of Bengal region. The FAO is the executing agency, while SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) are the funding agencies.
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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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    Introduction of New Small Fishing Craft in Kerala, India - BOBP/REP/49 1992
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    This report describes attempts to introduce modified and new types of small fishing craft in the State of Kerala India. Three new types were constructed and tested and one type, a beachlanding craft available on the east coast of India, was introduced. All the craft underwent commercial fishing trials. The work was carried out during I Wc)-90.1989-90. The project. on request from the Government of India. was funded to the tune of US $ 139.000 by FAO under its Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP). The Kerala State Cooperative Federation for Fisheries Development Limited (MATSYAFED) was designated as the government agency responsible for the project execution. The Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) provided technical support, equipment and monitory services to implement the project. Besides the authors, other persons actively engaged in the project work were officials ofthc MATSYAFED, officers and technicians of BOBP, managers and staff of two boatyards and. not least, the fi sherfolk. The Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) is a multi-agency regional fisheries programme which covers seven countries around the Bay of Bengal - Bangladesh. India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka. Thailand. The Programme plays a catalytic and consultative role: it develops, demonstrates and promotes new techniques. technologies or ideas to help improve the conditions of small-scale fisherfolk communities in membercountries.

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