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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Clupeidae (Herrings, shads, sardines, menhadens) South American pilchard

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.

Characteristics
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.
 
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