Moshta fishing: A link between fish and fisheries and art

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  • Soheil Moradi ment of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Visual Art, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.
  • Leila Sarvandi Department of Art and Architecture, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran.
December 25, 2020


Fish and fisheries have long been subject of art works of ancient Persians, Egyptians and Chinese. Art has a variety of dimensions and perspectives associated with nature/environment including marine or freshwater bodies. Following the idea of linking art, fish and fisheries and the marine environment, in this study, we used local set-net fishing known as Moshta as a traditional fishing gear at the coastal area of Bandar Abbas, Iran to present emotional state and concept of repeatability. The Moshta fishing (i) repeats almost every day, (ii) stimulates emotions, (iii) brings deaths to fishes, (iv) supplies food to peoples and birds, and (v) contributes to the economy of local families. Hence, there is always a reproducibility creation in this man-made fishing gear. This process in a worthy way to bring lights to the creation of different links between fish and fisheries from one hand and art in the other hand.