Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)


The SEAFDEC Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries (DOF), Thailand conducted the study on economic of Thai Purse seine fishing: Case study on Thai Purse seine fishing equipped with auxiliary equipment by using the Power block system (a kind of mechanized winch for hauling the fishing net) for hauling net from 22 to 26 April 2019 in Pattani Province and 16 to 17 June 2019 in Trat Province.  The cost and return data collection were carried out by interviewing the purse seine fishing boat owner who initiated to apply installation crane and power block equipment for hauling net replace manually. In order to understand the worthiness on the performance of Thai purse seine fishing when equipped with this system as well as Thai purse seine fishing found the problem on shortage of labor force to operate fishing. This issue is interesting to find the alternative ways to reduce the number of fishing labor in fisheries sector.

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