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Rajidae (Skates, Rays)

Gear types: Set longlines
Set longlines
Set longlines
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.
Vessel types: Longliners
Long liner
Long liner
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.
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