Development of Canoes in Shri Lanka

REPORTS - BOBP/REP/59

Development of Canoes in Shri Lanka

by
G.PAJOT
Sr. Fishing Technologist
0. Gulbrandsen
Naval Architect Consultant


Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Agency: UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME; Madras, India 1993

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PREFACE

This report gives an account of the successful attempts to develop and introduce a new type of outrigger canoe for the benefit of small-scale fisherfolk in Shri Lanka, who had been traditionally using dugouts called orus. It summarizes the activities of canoe construction and training of carpenters, demonstration, fishing and long-term fishing trials and discusses the impact and prospects for further development.

The work was undertaken from late 1988 till early 1993 as a subproject under BOBP’s “Small-Scale Fisherfolk Communities” project GCP/RAS/l 18/MUL. The Boatbuilder Consultant assisting in construction of prototype canoes and training of carpenters was O Gulbrandscn, from Norway.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


REPORTS - BOBP/REP/59pdf

1. BACKGROUNDpdf

2. SUBPROJECT ACTIVITIESpdf

2.1 Prototype canoes
2.2 Fishing trials
2.3 Economic evaluation
2.4 Technical evaluation
2.5 Training of canoe-builders
2.6 Introduction of the SRL-18A wooden canoe in Hambantota District
2.7 Trials with a liftable diesel engine propulsion system, the BOB Drive

3. PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTpdf

3.1 Government policy
3.2 Canoes
3.3 The liftable diesel engine propulsion system, the BOB Drive
3.4 Credit for fishing craft and engine

MAPS AND FIGURES

1. Shri Lanka and its traditional fishing craft
2. SRI: IX canoe
3. SRI:IX : Section
4. SRL-19 : Section
5. Saving in timber
6. Weight of catch by fishing gear
7. Weight of catch by species
8. Seasonal variation of catch
9. BOB Drive principle
1O. Fuel saving with diesel engine
11. Saving by using diesel engine

APPENDICESpdf

I. Cost of SRL-18A planked canoe and outrigger
II. Cost of SRL-19A FRP canoe and outrigger
III. Cost data of engine

PUBLICATIONS OF THE BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMMEpdf