Decked and undecked vessels

In 1995 the world fishing fleet numbered about 3.8 million vessels. About one-third of these were decked vessels, or boats with a fixed structural deck covering the hull. The remaining two-thirds were undecked vessels, generally less than 10 m in length. Most of the world's fishing vessels are in Asia, slightly less than 40 percent of which are decked vessels.

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India: Crowded fishing harbour at Madras
FAO/19583/G. Bizzarri

More photos on fishing vessels:
  • Mexico: A purse seiner off the coast of Mexico
  • Morocco: A skipper uses sonar equipment to locate schools of fish
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