Green Leisure Tours & Holidays

Chinese Fishing Nets

One of the very popular tourist attractions is the Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, located in Kerala. They are fixed land installations, which are used for a very unique and unconventional technique of fishing. These nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms operated from the shore. They look somewhat like hammocks and are proportionally balanced by large stones hanged to ropes.

Each fishing net spreads to about 20 meters over the water body and the entire structure of the Chinese fishing nets is about 10 meters in height and is operated by a team of fishermen. Each net has a limited operational depth. Due to this, an individual net cannot be repeatedly operated in tidal waters. There are different fishing nets for operation, depending on the state of the tide. The whole mechanism is such that that the weight of a man walking along the main beam is sufficient to cause the net to plunge into the sea.

So, do spare some time to check-out this stupendous technology implemented for fishing.