VESSELS SURVEY OPERATIONS

PROGRESS OF SURVEY VESSELS -MARCH 2021

Srl. No.

Vessel Fishing Type Target Days Achievement Days Area Operated (Lat / Long) & depth (m) Reasons for shortfall / non-operation Catch Recorded (Kgs)
Out Fishing Effort

No. of hauls

Out Fishing Effort No. of hauls
1 Yellow Fin TLL 20 14 8750 Hooks 14 - - - - - Afloat repairs are under progress. -
2 Blue Marlin TLL 20 14 8750 Hooks 14 - - - - - The vessel undocked from Floating Dock Navy 2, Port Blair and berthed at Junglighat repair jetty on 06.03.2021. Awaiting for next dry docking slot for carrying out MMD recommended under water repairs. -
3 M. Vrushti TLL 20 16 10080 Hooks 16 16 11 6930 Hooks 11 10-13/ 70-73; 1470-3010 m After reporting by Chief Engineer Gr. I from Mormugao Base the vessel sailed on 16.03.2021. 385
4 M. Drushti TLL 20 12 7560 Hooks 12 - - - - - Under annual dry docking repairs at HSL, Visakhapatnam. -
5 M. Nireekshani BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 - - - - - Procurement and supply of LSA/FFA items is under progress. -
6 MFV Sagarika BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 19 12 52.35 Hrs. 36 12-15/ 73-75; 30-110 m Fresh water bunkering/ repairs to AE. -
7 MFV Lavanika BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 20 14 92.33 Hrs. 11 - Servicing of ILR. -
8 M. Varshini BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 - - - - - The vessel was idle due to damage in drive bevel gear and turbo charger unit. -
9 MFV. Samudrika BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 - - - - - The vessel is at Chennai Fishing Harbour due to repairs in the Main Engine crank shaft. -
10 M. Shikari BT 20 16 75 Hrs. 50 20 17 75 Hrs. 50 16-19/ 82-85; 36-122 m

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3453
11 M. Darshini BT + MT 20 16 58.5 Hrs. 46 14 12 57 38 17-20/ 83-86; 34-57 m

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5114
Abbreviations used:  LSA-Life Saving Appliances;  FFA-Fire Fighting Appliances on board; M.E.- Main Engine;  MMD-Mercantile Marine Department; 
NOTE:  M-Matsya, TLL-Tuna Long Lining, BT-Bottom Trawling, MT-Midwater Trawling, MDSL-Modified Deep Set Longlining, SJ-Squid Jigging, # Squid Jigging under NAIP Project, $ Machine Hours, * Number of Hooks, @ As bite fish,          & - Immersion Hrs. of Experimental gill net fishing, ^ Catch discarded
VESSEL SURVEY OPERATIONS - MARCH 2021
Srl. No. Vessel Survey Operation details
1 MFV Matsya Vrushti The vessel carried out survey for oceanic tuna and allied resources by deploying tuna long line survey between Lat.10-13N/ 70-73E in the depth range of 1470-3010 m.  She was out at sea for 16 days and conducted 11 days of actual fishing with total fishing effort of 6930 hooks. A total of 385 kgs of catch was recorded during the month. An aggregate hooking rate of 1.05% was recorded, whereas Yellowfin tuna hooking rate was 0.015%.
2 MFV Matsya Nireekshani Procurement and supply of LSA/FFA items is under progress.
3 MFV Yellow Fin The vessel is undergoing afloat repairs.
4 MFV Sagarika The vessel was out at sea for 19 days with 12 days of fishing and 52.35 hrs of sampling efforts. It covered the area of Lat.12-15N/ 73-75E in the depth range of 30-110 m.
5 MFV Matsya Varshini The vessel was idle due to damage in drive bevel gear and turbo charger unit.
6 MFV Lavanika

The vessel sailed for the first part of March 2021 cruise on 12.02.2021 for deep sea marine mammal survey and concluded voyage on 21.03.2021. But due to expiry of validity of ILR and delay of inspection by the MMD Surveyor, the vessel was directed to restrict the operation to the near shore waters (12 nm area) and hence vessel engaged for bottom trawling till 19.03.2021. Second part of the cruise commenced on 22.03.2021 and concluded voyage on 31.03.2021. In total she was out at sea for 20 days and conducted 7 days fishing for bottom trawling and 7 days for deep sea marine mammal survey, 11 hauls were made by expending 15.33 hrs for bottom trawling and 77.0 hrs for mammal survey along south west coast of Kerala.

7 MFV Matsya Drushti

The vessel is under annual dry docking repairs at HSL, Visakhapatnam.

8 MFV Samudrika

The vessel returned to fishing harbour on 14.01.2021 and voyage was suspended due to ME gear box and gear box input shaft assembly defect. Before her return she was out at sea for 4days and did fishing for 1day in the area 13N/ 80 E. In total, she has operated 2 hauls, by expending 3 hours of actual fishing effort  and netted 30 kgs of fish.

9 MFV Matsya Shikari The vessel was out at sea for 20 days and engaged in fishing operation for 17daysin the area 16-19N/ 82-85E. A total of 50 hauls were made by expending a fishing effort of 75 hrs in the depth range of 36-122 m. A total of 3146 kg of fish catch was recorded which was dominated by Pony fishes (37.5%) followed byGoat fishes (15.8%) and Ribbon fishes (12.6%).
10 MFV Matsya Darshini The vessel sailed for conducting the survey of demersal fish resources survey and assessment between Lat. 17-20N/ 83-86Ein the depth range of 34-57 m. During the operation, she was out at sea for 14 days and engaged in fishing operation for 12 days. 38 hauls were operated during the voyage with the fishing effort of 57hrs. A total of 5114kgsof fish catch was recorded during the month. The catch was dominated by Pony fishes (43.5 %) followed byGoat fishes (13.0 %), Perches (10.1 %) and Lesser sardine (9.3 %).
11 MFV Blue Marlin The vessel undocked from Floating Dock Navy 2, Port Blair and berthed at Junglighat repair jetty on 06.03.2021. Awaiting for next dry docking slot for carrying out MMD recommended under water repairs.

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