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Seine netter
Seine netter
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Deck TypeDecked and undecked vesselsOverviewThese vessels will assume characteristics dependent on where they are used. In northern Europe the basic types of seine netters are the Anchor seiner and Scottish seiner for which there is no difference between these two vessel types with both having the wheel house aft and the working deck amidships. In Asia the seine netter may frequently assume a configuration with the wheelhouse forward and the working deck aft. However, in regions where the fishing effort is typified by a labour intensive, low technology approach, the vessels employed to operate as seiners are often undecked and may be powered by outboards motors, or in the case of very small scale operations, even powered by sail.Vessel ClassLengthall  (LOA) PowerallTonnageall  (GRT in register tons) Deck ArrangementThe decked seine netters of Europe will predominately resemble side trawlers as almost all have the wheelhouse and accommodation aft with the working area amidships. The Scottish seiner will normally have the coiler and winch mounted transversally in the forward part of the vessel. The anchor seiner will have the coiler and winch mounted transversally amidships. These vessels may carry a power block and the seine net is normally stored and shot from aft behind the superstructure. The Asian seiner using a configuration with the working area aft will very much resemble a Stern trawlers configuration.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentFresh fish.EquipmentDeck EquipmentSpecial rope hauling and coiling machines may be installed on deck of the smaller or older seiners. The new vessels tend to store the seine warps on reels rather than in coils. The winch itself is a small but fast and powerful. Sometimes a power block is fitted aft and the net is hauled in there.Fish Detection EquipmentTypical fish detection equipment of seine netters consists usually of vertical echosounder.Fishing Gear Seine nets.
 
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