Category:Chinese fishing nets

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The Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala, Malayalam: ചീനവല) are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing — shore operated lift nets. They are mostly found around Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala. Huge mechanical contrivances hold out horizontal nets of 20 m (~60 feet) or more across. Each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end. Each installation is operated by a team of up to six fishermen.

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