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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads) Orange roughy

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 EnvironmentBenthopelagic species (depth range 180-1 809 m), inhabits deep, cold waters over steep continental slopes, ocean ridges and sea-mounts. Appears to be dispersed over both rough bottoms and steep, rough grounds where it feeds on crustaceans and fish.
 
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