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Types of Fishing Nets

There are several types of fishing nets. The method for using this type of fishing gear depends on the specific type; however, the general concept is the same. The following are some type of fishing nets.


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Cast net is a relatively small round net (from 1.5 to 4 meters) with weights at its edge which is thrown from hand and used to catch small fish when a net is hauled back in.

Gillnet is a vertical net with weights at the bottom and floaters on the upper side. It catches the fish when it tries to pass through the net.
Lift net is placed horizontally into the water with its opening facing upwards. It is then lifted by hand if smaller or mechanically if larger.

Purse seine is one of the most common nets. It is first used to surround larger amount of fish. Then a line is pulled which closes the bottom of the net and a whole net is hauled into a ship.

Tangle net is a variant of gillnet but with smaller mesh size. Fish caught in this net is not trapped by gills but by teeth and fins.

Trammel is another variant of gillnet. It has three layers: one with finer mesh sandwiched between two layers of larger mesh. It is also placed vertically and is used for catching fish or crustacea.

Push net is smaller net with a large “belly” placed in a rigid frame. It is pushed along the bottom in shallow waters in order to catch shrimps and small fishes that live at the bottom.

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