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OverviewThese are small, light dredges consisting of a mouth frame attached to a holding bag constructed of metal rings or meshes.Handling EquipmentNo specific equipment is required.Vessel OverviewNo boat, or only small undecked vessels are employed.Fish OperationDredges operated by hand are adapted to scrape the smooth bottom in shallow waters.Target SpeciesHand dredges are employed to catch molluscs such as mussels, oysters, scallops, clams, etc.Water Area OverviewAll over the world.Gear EnvironmentThese dredges are operated by hand in shallow waters, from the shore or from a boat, either in inland and sea waters.
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