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Friday, 04 December 2009 10:59

 

Fishing vessels used in Barbados.

Fishing vessels used in Barbados.

 

  • Moses are open boats 3-6 m in length; propelled either by oars or 10-40 hp outboard engines; used primarily for reef and coastal fisheries.

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  • Launches or Dayboats are mostly wooden vessels 6-12 m in length; propelled by inboard diesel engines from 10-180 hp; used primarily for harvesting flyingfish and large pelagics on day trips.

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  • Iceboats are usually greater than 12 m in length; propelled by inboard diesel engines; used primarily for harvesting flyingfish and large pelagics on trips of 5-10 days.

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  • Longliners are greater than 12 m in length; propelled by inboard diesel engines; used primarily for fishing tunas and swordfish, with a bycatch of large pelagics, on trips of 7-14 days.

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