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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) Indian mackerel

Gear types: Encircling gillnets
Encircling gillnets
Encircling gillnets
Encircling gillnets are gillnets set vertical, in shallow waters, encircling fish.
Vessel types: Gillnetters
Gill netter
Gill netter
Gillnets can be operated from boats and canoes on inland waters and inshore, decked small vessels in coastal waters and from medium sized vessels fishing offshore.

Characteristics
Species EnvironmentPelagic species found over the continental shelf in depths ranging between 20-90 m. Occurs in coastal bays, harbors and deep lagoons, usually in some turbid plankton-rich waters. Form schools. Feeds on phytoplankton (diatoms) and small zooplankton. Adult individuals feed on macroplankton such as larval shrimps and fish.
 
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