Corf

corf (corve) also spelt corve is a container of wood, net, chicken wire , metal or plastic used to contain fish , eels or crustaceans (such as crayfish ) underwater, at docks or in fishing boats . [1] [2]

Origin of term

1350-1400; Middle English from Dutch and German Korb , ultimately borrowed from Latin corbis basket; [3] cf. corbeil

History

Corves were originally crucial to keeping the sea at bay. [4] A corf could be towed behind the boat while the fishermen made the journey from the fishing grounds to the fish market . These days could last up to half a day. [5] When used for storing eels in Blekinge , Sweden, the corves could be as large as 3.75 by 1.33 by 0.8 m (12.3 by 4.4 by 2.6 ft) and contain about 2 metric tons (4,400 lb) of eels. They would be anchored approximately 100 m (330 ft) from land in an area where the water circulation was good to keep the eels alive. [6] Smaller crows were often used in fishing boats to keep alive for longline fishing. [4]

The corf could also be built into the boat, and sometimes be a significant part of it. [4] Fishing boats with a well Amidships Where water is circulated through small holes in the hull are Known As well smacks . [7] [8]

In present days used for refrigeration and freezing. [9]

Building

A corf-house is a small building or built for commercial curing of fish, mostly salmon , in. It is also used to store net and fishing equipment in. [3] One such house is listed by Lovat Bridge Corf House in Beauly , Scotland. [10]

Modern use

Corves are Mainly used by recreational fishermen and mass-produced in plastic netting or metal. [11] [12] Sweden, [13] [14] [15] and Australia. [16]

Modern fishing boats often have integral corves. These are built into the boat and the water kept them fresh and oxygenated through a circulatory system. This kind of corf is called a livewell . [17] [18]

See also: Artisanal fishing

See also

  • Fish farming
  • Live fish trade
  • livewell
  • Well smack

References

  1. Jump up^ “Fisheries management (general) regulations 2007-reg 3” . www.austlii.edu . Australasian Legal Information Institute . Retrieved 12 November 2015 .
  2. Jump up^ Strömquist, Siv (6 April 2003). “Sumpad sump i sumpen” [Lost used coffee grounds in the corf]. www.svd.se . Svenska Dagbladet . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Jamieson, John (1840). An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (2 ed.). W. Tait. p. 245.
  4. ^ Jump up to:c Kjellgren Joachim (22 August 2013). “Ovanligt träföremål i vår frågelåda” [Question about an unusual object]. www.murberget.se . Länsmuseet Västernorrland . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  5. Jump up^ “History” . www.leroyseafood.com . Lerøy . Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  6. Jump up^ “Fisksump / ålsump från Truseryd” . www.blekingemuseum.se . Blekinge museum . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  7. Jump up^ Johnson, Lars. “Åländsk fisksump” [Well smack from Åland]. www.tugboatlars.se . tugboatlars.se . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  8. Jump up^ “Well smack for driftnet fishing K. 1213 To be burned from Kalvehave” . www.fimus.dk . Fisheries and Maritime Museum, Esbjerg . Retrieved 14 November 2015 .
  9. Jump up^ Johnston, WA; Nicholson, A.Roger; Stroud, GD (1994). Freezing and refrigerated storage in fisheries . Aberdeen: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations . p. 13.1. ISBN  92-5-103579-2 .
  10. Jump up^ “By Corf House Lovat Bridge, Beauly” . www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk . BritishListedBuildings . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  11. Jump up^ “Fisksump” [Corf]. www.malco.se . Malco . Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  12. Jump up^ “Strömmings sköljare metall” [Herring corf, metal]. www.sumpansfiske.se. Sundbybergs Sportfiske . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  13. Jump up^ “Generella villkor” [General terms]. www.fiskekort.se . Sveriges Sportfiske-och Fiskevårdsförbund . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  14. Jump up^ “Fiskelag (1993: 787)” [Laws on fishing (1993: 787)]. www.notisum.se . Notisum AB . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ “Fiskeregler i havet” (Fishing regulations at sea) (PDF) . www.lansstyrelsen.se . County Administrative Boards of Sweden . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  16. Jump up^ “Fisheries (General) Regulations 2000” (PDF) . www.legislation.sa.gov.au . Government of Australia . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  17. Jump up^ “Hur man installar in Aerator Pump fisktanks” [How to install a livewell aerator pump]. www.drelkins.com . Drelkins . Retrieved 16 November 2015 .
  18. Jump up^ “Arvor 250 AS” . www.gbm.se . GBM Marin AB . Retrieved 16 November2015 .

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