Chinese Fishing Nets Kochi

Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi, located in the Kochi city of Kerala are one of the main attractions of Cochin. Chinese Fishing Nets were introduced in Fort Kochi by the Chinese explorer, Zheng He. They are fixed land installations, which are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore, these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea. They look somewhat like hammocks and are counter-weighed by large stones tied to ropes.