Rajidae (Skates, Rays)
|A set longline consists of a main line and snoods with baited hooks (occasionally unbaited) at regular intervals and which is set, in general, on or near the bottom.|
|Hand operated longlining can be carried out with boats and vessels of every size.
|Species EnvironmentBenthic rays occurring in all oceans, from Arctic to Antarctic waters and from shallow coastal shelfs to abyssal regions; rare in tropical shallow waters or near coral reefs; some species enter brackish waters. Feed on other benthic organisms.|