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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Gadidae (Cods and haddocks) Blue whiting(=Poutassou)

Gear types: Bottom otter trawls
Bottom otter trawls
Bottom otter trawls
A bottom otter trawl is a cone-shaped net consisting of a body, normally made from two, four and sometimes more panels, closed by one or two codends and with lateral wings extending forward from the opening. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two parallel trawls from the stern or from two outriggers.
Vessel types: Otter trawlers
These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.

Characteristics
Species EnvironmentFound over the continental shelf and continental slope to more than 1 000 m, but more common at 300-400 m. Feeds mostly on small crustaceans, but large individuals also prey on small fish and cephalopods. Makes daily vertical migrations: surface waters at night and near the bottom during the day.
 
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