Fleet and fishing gears characteristics of the Coryphaena hippurus fishery in the western Bay of Bengal.
|Gears||Vessels (Overall Length) (m)||Mesh Size (mm) / Hook Number and Type (total number of hooks/vessel)||Dimensions (m): Length X Depth or Main Line and Branch Line||Distance between sinkers and floaters / branch lines (m)||Depth of Operation (m)|
|Drift gillnets||Mechanised (12–14)||140–150||4000–6000 × 12–15||30; 6||>50|
|Drift gillnets||Motorised (10–12)||70–80||1800–2500 × 12||9; 6||30–60|
|Troll-lines||Motorised (10–12)||1 / 2 / 7 / 8 (Single hook X 5–6 lines)||45–50; no branch line||–||>30|
|Long-lines||Mechanised (12–14)||3 J (500–650 hooks)||14000–15000; 25–30||35–40||>30|
|Long-lines||Motorised (12)||4 J (1000 hooks)||3200; 3||6||>30|
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