Saturday, February 28, 2015

Useful Information On Off Shore Fishing

By Olivia Cross


Offshore fishing is a form of angling that mainly occurs in the away from the shore as the name suggests where the sea is deep. For the area to be considered a deep sea fishing zone, 30 metres should be the minimum depth. Other names that are synonymous to the activity are deep sea, sport and big game angling. Off shore fishing is used for both recreation and commercial purposes.

A deep-sea fisherman needs to develop some intuition and learn how to read into signs that a novice may not catch. Motion sickness is an important factor to consider if you are a novice who has never gone out to deep sea angling. It is always a good idea to have at least one person on board who knows a lot about the subject.

You are going to need a large boat; something in the range of 35 to 40 feet as you need space for gear, the fish and all the crew that will be on board. For bait, you need something that bleeds because many fish go crazy for blood, the more the blood the better. Make sure you bring the correct float; you will need to float your bait at different depths so going out prepared is key. Once fish is caught, you are supposed to handle with caution especially for the dangerous ones.

The commercial sector of this venture includes individuals or enterprise that has the machinery of deriving the fish either from their farms or the sea and processing them into the products of their choice meant for sale. The traditional sector is composed of companies and individuals associated with the fisheries resources that aboriginals get their fish I line with their beliefs.

In the recreation sector, it comprises of individuals or companies that focus on recreation, sport, and sustenance of fisheries resources. Unlike commercial boats that are designed for angling only, the case is not the same for recreation vessels as they are not strictly meant for this exercise only.

The commercial enterprise can consist of a person with one boat using his hands to cast nets and has a few traps as well as a fleet of large boats which have been equipped to process the fish after catching into product s ready for sale. A increased demand for fish and its products which is the main reason for over-angling can be put into check by fish farming that can act as a supplement to sea fish and help meet the demand for fish protein.

Today, the sea provides employment opportunities to millions of people around the world from recreation fishery and boating, offshore drilling, wind farming and commercial angling. For the commercial industry the aim is provide seafood for human consumption and raw materials for other industries. Herring, salmon, tuna, cod, anchovy, mullet, squid, shrimp, oyster, lobster and crab are examples of fish that form the species of fish that are mainly targeted.

Currently, ocean conservancy is working with governments, fishermen and others to prevent over-fishing and bring these populations back to sustainable levels. Altering the current science-based safeguards could jeopardize ocean populations that are on their way back to healthy numbers. This could result in fewer angling opportunities, fewer seafood choices and weakened coastal communities.




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