Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) South American pilchard
|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.|
|Purse seiners are the most important and most effective vessels to catch aggregating species near the surface.
|Species EnvironmentA gregarious epipelagic species grouped in large schools, spending most of its life in pelagic waters of continental shelf (depth range 0-200 m). Feeds mainly on planktonic crustaceans.|