In this manual we have not given details of other basic skills such as seamanship and navigation that you need to go fishing. We have only looked at trap and pot types, how to make them, how to use them and what to do with your catch. FAO has produced a series of other training manuals that tell you about bottom gillnetting, longlining, handlining and squid jigging, purse seining, pair trawling with small boats, the use of echo-sounders, etc. Basic instruction on subjects such as rope work, knots, net-making and mending and small boat maintenance are also provided in these manuals.
The last words in this manual on successful fishing with traps and pots are: