FAO TRAINING SERIES


26


FISHING WITH TRAPS AND POTS

R.J Slack-Smith


This manual describes the basic elements of fishing with traps and pots for small-scale fishermen. It presents the various types of traps and pots and their construcion and gives guidance on how to choose the appropriate gear, how to rig it, how to use it to improve the catch, how to select places to fish, soaking time and finally care of the catch.


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ISBN 92-5-104307-8

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FAO 2001