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Examines in Marine Biology & Oceanography

Light Fishing in Indonesia

Submission: September 14, 2021; Published: November 12, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/EIMBO.2021.04.000590

ISSN : 2578-031X
Volume4 Issue3


In several fishing locations in Indonesia, many purse seine vessels use lights to lure fishes at night. Until now, it is suspected that there has been a waste of energy in the operation of the lighted purse seines. This waste occurs because the type of lamp used to lure fish is a metal halide (MH) lamp. This type of lamp is very bright but uses a large amount of electricity (1,500 watts/pc). Besides, the shape of the lamp is spherical so that most of the light energy is wasted because it spreads in all directions (omnidirectional).

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