Beach-Seine Fishing

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Beach-Seine Fishing

 

fishing with a cast net far from shore in shallow (4–5 m deep) sections of a body of water. The fish are surrounded by a wall of net encompassing a volume of water from the bottom to the surface; the net is lifted and the water volume gradually diminishes to the point at which the fish can be scooped out. Two vessels at a distance of several meters apart cast the net around a school of fish and lift it out of the water. The net is brought up without losing any fish between the wings of the net. During the seining, the boats remain anchored. Cast nets 400-500 m long and 5-6 high are used for this type of fishing. The fishing vessels have a carrying capacity of about 5 tons. Beach-seine fishing requires a receiving vessel on which to unload the fish.

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