A typical fishing boat and gears in the Blue Nile (Sudan)

Credit: Mamoun Obeida (Sudan)

The photo shows from a distance a traditional boat which is locally named “Bongolu” that operates in Blue Nile River (Roseires Reservoir-Blue Nile State). The boat is used for collecting fish from fishing camps and could be used for transportation during flood seasons. This boat is equipped with 40-hp out-board engine. The fishing gears which are commonly used in these boats are gill nets with different mesh sizes, long line, traps and seine nets.

Fishing boat (Blue Nile - Sudan)


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