Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Issue 1, 2017; Page No.(391-394)

DESIGN AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF SMALL WOODEN PURSE SEINERS OF RATNAGIRI, MAHARASHTRA (INDIA)

Siddhesh Desai, Makarand Sharanghdhar and Ashish Mohite

Abstract

For the small wooden purse seiners ranging from 11 to 15 m in overall length in operation from Mirkarwada Fishing Harbour, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, the breadth at mid ship was 3.4 m to 7.04 m, depth 1.52 to 2.89 m, length of freeboard was 0.6258 to 1.19 m, draught observed was 0.8941 to 1.7 m and length of keel was 8.81 to 12.46 m. Gross tonnage recorded was between 32.11-84.6 tons. Small wooden purse seiners were fitted with Ashok Leyland six cylinder inboard engines having horse power ranging between 87 to 280 hp with a average fuel consumption of 17 l/hr.

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