Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Cheena Vala, Fort Kochi

Cheena Vala in Fort Kochi are commonly known as "Chinese fishing nets". It is believed that these nets are set up between 13th and 14th century.



They are fixed land installations for fishing which are 10 m high structure and comprises a cantilever with an outstretched horizontal net spread of size 20 m or more suspended over the sea. Large stones of 30 cm suspended from ropes of different lengths as counterweights at the other end.




Each installation is operated by a team of up to five or seven fishermen. The net is left immersed for a short time within the water, before it is raised by pulling on ropes. The net will when comes out will have a few fishes in them.




All the installation are not operated at the same time. Each of the nets are independent based on the state of the water tide.


20 comments:

Jim said...

Interesting post

Jeevan said...

That's interesting fishing method and nice capture on the installed nets!

teamgsquare said...

Nice description.

rupam sarma said...

Loved the post. Nice pics.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My goodness, that's complicated! i'll show my husband, he will be interested in how this works.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - amazing!

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting installation for fishing. Did you get to see the harvest?

Thomas Lee said...

Nice to see the famous nets again

Light and Voices said...

My husband and I fish. Interesting and different way to fish posted on your blog today. Thanks for the information.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

How interesting they almost look like works of art, sculptures of some sort.

Jane said...

Nice images, I like the split tone treatment on one of them too. Thanks for sharing :)

Klara said...

interesting and informative post.

Dragonstar said...

Fascinating and ingenious construction. Great photos and a fine description.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Fascinating!! Looks like a bit of a tourist draw also.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fixed location nets, I guess that it works.

riitta k said...

Interesting - I love your photos.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Very interesting.

GreenComotion said...

Very neat setup! No major machinery required, I see :)
Have a Happy Weekend, Rajesh!
Peace :)

Pat Tillett said...

Very creative! Is this an old practice?