Rigging hardware for fishing (tuna, trawl nets, longliners and more).
Commercial fishing takes place offshore, usually beyond the so-called territorial waters and by large-capacity vessels, often called factory ships, which can fish for anything from 2 weeks to several months. Freshly caught fish are unloaded after a few days at sea while commercial fishing vessels store their haul on board throughout the duration of their expedition, known as their catch, or even process it on board like an actual factory and with quality processes as strict as those on land.
Commercial fishing requires use of a huge range of rigging hardware parts. This rigging hardware is used for fishing gear, mainly for the net. This hardware is part of the rigging for commercial deep-sea fishing vessels, whether in galvanised or stainless steel. Often found among commercial fishing rigging hardware are shackles, pulleys, many different lifting hooks and safety hooks (G hook, Viking hooks), bungee cords and chain shorteners, turnbuckles and links, connectors and missing links and more.
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The sling hook of a vessel is made of two pulleys: a double pulley and a triple pulley, one of them is equipped with a hook, the sling hook. The sling hook is an eye hook with a wide opening.
Like its name suggests, the G hook forms the letter G. An eye for threading rope or steel wire rope, a chain link or any other accessory and quite a narrow opening for hooking. The G hook is available on its own or with original fixtures like the G hook and link. The strategic position of the G hook when assembling lifting equipment prevents the use of G hooks manufactured from poor steel.
The recessed link is an oval stainless steel link manufactured by combining one or two flat spots allowing an accessory such as a G hook to pass through. The recessed link is also available in galvanised or stainless steel.
When the trawl net is over the deck it is suspended and in order to open the bottom (the bottom of a trawl net is called a cod end in the industry), a sailor engages a safety device by pulling on a short rope that was previously tied to the trawl release, releasing the fish onto the deck. The trawler release traditionally came in two sizes and two types of steel: the standard steel trawl release and the trawl release in forged stainless steel.
The choker hook is a stainless steel hook in three different sizes, for different sized tuna (or seine) boats. Noblecor rope, known as boxer/choker, is usually passed through the eye, used to tighten the pocket of the net so it can be hoisted aboard the purse seine.
In commercial fishing, poor steel quality can have serious consequences for the safety of the crew and for the catch. Trawlex products, now under the control of the Crosby Group, are among the best in the world for safe fishing in difficult conditions.
Tuna net chain sling
Available in diameters of 10, 12 and 14mm, the galvanised steel chain that makes up our tuna net chain sling is one of the most resistant and is galvanised to guarantee protection and durability. Standard manufacturing, two 6.7m feet linked by a reinforced oval link.
Trawlex TXSW fishing swivel
Often imitated, never duplicated, the accessories from our English partner Trawlex Parsons Chain are designed for heavy-duty use in commercial fishing. The TXSW swivels are among the most sold chain accessories along with the TXRL recessed link, the TXKE-8, the TXG G hook and the K Kupler link.