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World Tuna Purse Seine Organization

Supply vessel A vessel that provides assistance to other fishing vessels, such as fuel supply, fish storage, refrigeration or processing, and/or periodic transportation of catches to shore. Some fleets use supply vessels to plant and check FADs and to maintain them. A supply vessel can…

Purse seine A fishing method used in the open ocean targeted to dense schools of pelagic tuna‑species. It consists of a large vertical net that is deployed around an entire area to surround the school of fish. The purse seine has floats along the top…

Object set A purse seine set on a floating object, such as a FAD or a log.

Brailer A type of bulk fish convey net, which is generally used in seine vessels for transferring the fish, harvested from the purse seine, to the main vessel after having concentrated the catch.