Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research

Fishing Technology and Safety

Dr. Bolaji Abimbola Dunsin

Director of fishing technology


  1. To research and develop improved artisanal and industrial fishing gear designs from the existing ones.
  2. To acquire and develop computer-based fishing gear design and simulator.
  3. To fabricate fishing gear prototypes for sustainable fishery
  4. To monitor and develop the acoustic signature of fish resources for target fishing.
  5. To establish fishing grounds in the artisanal and industrial fisheries sub-sector.
  6. To evaluate and establish deterrent levels for marine mammals interacting with fishing gear using acoustics.
  7. To research and develop safety protocols for fishing operations
  8. Train and Retraining Deep Sea and Ocean Capture Fisheries Captains/ Skippers, Officers and Seamen / Fishermen
  9. Work within SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW, STCWF TORRIMOLINOS Fishing, ILO and FAO instruments and Conventions to train and retain sea going personnel in the area of Marine Safety and Operations