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pole and line vessel
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Deck TypeDecked vesselsOverviewOn these vessels, used primary for catching of tuna and skipjack, the fishermen stand at the railing or on special platforms and fish with poles and lines.Vessel ClassLength10-45 m  (LOA) PowerallTonnageall  (GRT in register tons) Deck ArrangementOn smaller vessels the fishermen are fishing from the main deck all around the boat. With reference to the larger types of pole and line vessels, two main deck arrangements can be distinguished: the Japanese type pole and line vessels and the American type pole and line vessels. On a Japanese type the fishermen handling the poles stand at the rail in the forepart of the vessel. The vessel is drifting during the fishing operations. On the American type the fishermen are standing on platforms arranged over the side abaft amidships and around the stern of the vessel. The vessel is moving ahead during fishing operation.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentAll.EquipmentDeck EquipmentDeck equipment is minimal on a pole and line vessel. A capstan is always useful for landing the catch and an anchor windlass is also a normal requirement for most fishing boats. Tanks with live bait and a water spray system for fish attraction are typical features of these vessels, as well as, the presence of a main central hold.Fish Detection EquipmentAccording to the size of the boat, typical fish detection equipment of pole and line vessels consists usually of an echosounder and may have a sonar.Fishing Gear Pole and Lines.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentThe fish hold is divided up into a main central hold and smaller holds or tanks. The main hold where the fish is stored is usually refrigerated on the larger vessels. Smaller "day boats" use only ice to preserve the catch.
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