EMFA 608: Fishing Technology


Various fishing technologies and gears are deployed in capture fisheries. The gear type mostly depends on the fish species, type of fishery, fishing craft and/or the aquatic ecosystem (marine or freshwater). Fishing gears and methods (traps, hook and lines, stationery nets, towed nets and dredges, surrounding nets, fish aggregation devices (FADs)). Indigenous fishing gears. Gear selectivity. Fishing gear construction. Netting. Availability of fish to gear. Characteristics of common fishing gears employed in Ghanaian waters. Types of fishing crafts and their operation. Maintenance of crafts and gears. Electronic and acoustic fishing methods. Landing facilities. Harmful fishing practices. Destructive effects of fishing.