Friday, July 11, 2008

long, long fishing net

I don't know if it's true but sources report that on 28 August 1986 the fishing trawler M/S Flomann from Hareide in Norway caught 2,471 tonnes of fish in a single throw of a purse seine-net. This many fish were not counted individually, but an estimate made at the time suggests there were more than 120 million fish in this single catch.

BTW, 2,471 tonnes would make 45 big whale sharks...

Photo of one of these ultra long fishing nets, Cisolok, West Java, June 2008.

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