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Hooks and lines

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OverviewHooks and lines are gear where the fish is attracted by a natural or artificial bait (lures) placed on a hook fixed to the end of a line or snood, on which they get caught. Hooks or metallic points (jigs) are also used to catch fish by ripping them when they pass in its range of movement. Hook and line units may be used singly or in large numbers.Handling EquipmentThese gears are hauled by hand in small-scale fisheries whilst in large-scale fisheries vessels are usually provided with powered line haulers, automatic jiggers, line reels, line coilers and automatic hook handling and baiting systems.Vessel OverviewLiners. These gears are suitable for almost any size or type of vessel that can operate in the area being worked. They can be employed also without boat, directly from the coastline (jetties, rocks, beaches, etc.).Fish OperationThe fish are attracted by the natural or artificial bait (lures), hooked, and held by the mouth until they are brought aboard the operating vessel which periodically hauls the gear.Target SpeciesPelagic, demersal and benthic species.Water Area OverviewAll over the world.Gear EnvironmentHooks and lines are generally operated in a very wide range of depths, either in inland and sea waters. With line fishing it is possible to catch fish on rough ground, even in their hiding places between the rocks.
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