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Direct Research Journals
Vol. 5 (2), pp. 77-87, February 2017
ISSN: 2354-4147:International Standard Journal Number (ISJN) e-ISJN: A4372-2604

Recent advances in fishing gear technology
Article Number: Article Number: DRJA22510910


Adewumi A. A.* and Fadiya O. O.

Department of Zoology, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

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date Received: December 4, 2016     date Accepted: December 30, 2016     date Published: January 21, 2017


The major concern of fisheries and aquaculture is to reduce the widening gap between fish demand and supply and achieve the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency in fish production, but this can only be achieved if technology advances.  This paper reviews the recent advances that have been made in fishing gear technology. In fishing gears, gears like turtle excluder devices, Nordmore grid, purse seine, lift net, trawling, dredges etc., are now being used in replacement of the old gears, such as hooks made from wood and bone. Fishing craft like bamboo, floating logs, papyrus rafts were used before they were replaced with canoes. Technology has really played a crucial role in the development of fisheries and aquaculture worldwide.

Key words: Extruder, net, turtle, nordmore, pots, sonar, seine, spear