CAPTURE PROCESS AND FISH BEHAVIOR ON BOAT LIFT NET USING LED LIGHTS
Concept of research activity and development of fishing technology in the future is not only aimed to improve the catch but is also aimed to improve the capture process, reducing the impact of fishing on the environment and biodiversity. The research was conducted with the purpose of the analysis stage of the operation and problems in operating the lift net (bagan pete pete) typical South Sulawesi especially Barru Regency and inputs to the tactics and methods of fishing, through: analyze stage of the operation and analyze the patterns of fish behavior around lighting on the boat lift net (bagan pete pete) by using LED light. This study was conducted in in Barru District waters, Strait of Makassar, South Sulawesi. Field observations were conducted from June-August 2014 (20 trips). Analysis of the fishing was done descriptively to see the stages of operation, while fish behavior was observed by using fish finder. Stages of operation bagan petepete was preparation operation, heading fishing ground, the lighting process, setting, soaking, the process of extinguishing the lights, hauling, taking the catch, and the process of appointment of waring to the boat. Fish shoal approached the light was at a depth of 5-10 m and 20-30 m from any directions after all the lights turned on. When only one lamp lit on each side, the shoal was getting smaller but in larger density.