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Smelts Capelin

Gear types: Purse seines
Purse seines
Purse seines
A purse seine is made of a long wall of netting framed with a lead line of equal or longer length than the float line.
Vessel types: Purse seiners
Purse seiner
Purse seiner
Purse seiners are the most important and most effective vessels to catch aggregating species near the surface.

Species EnvironmentCapelin is an oceanic species spending most of their life in pelagic waters of continental shelf (between 0-300 m). Found grouped in large schools, feeds on planktonic crustaceans. Moves inshore in large schools to spawn. In the spring large spawning shoals migrate toward the coasts, males usually arrive first. Often entering brackish and freshwater.
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