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Characteristics
OverviewThis heading covers all bottom trawls not included in the gear category bottom trawls. This gear category was created only for statistical purposes. A bottom trawl is constructed like a cone-shaped net that is towed (by one or two boats) on the bottom. It consists of a body ending in a codend, which retains the catch. Normally the net has two lateral wings extending forward from the opening. The mouth of the trawl is framed by headline and groundrope. It is designed and rigged to catch species living on or near the bottom.
 
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