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Cover pots and lantern nets
Cover pots and lantern nets
Source: FAO-Fish.Tech.Pap.222, p. 38

ISSCFG code: 06.2 – standard abbreviation: FCO
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Characteristics
OverviewCover pots and lantern nets are used to cover fish on the bottom, in shallow waters. The fish which is trapped is taken through an opening in the upper part of the gear. A cover pot is commonly of a wicker construction like a beehive with an opening at the top whereas the lantern net is cover pots made of wooden frames covered by netting.Handling EquipmentNo specific equipment is required.Vessel OverviewNo fishing vessel is required.Fish OperationThe gear is clapped over the prey and any catch, often a single individual, is taken out though the opening on top.Target Species

Cover pots and lantern nets are used primarily for capturing fresh water fish, including those that are dug into the mud.

Water Area OverviewMainly in inland waters, in very shallow areas (pounds, lakes, floodplains, rivers), in Asia as well as in Africa.Gear EnvironmentThis catching method is especially successful in turbid or muddy water, wherein grow many plants as in tropical inland water. This fishing method is mainly used for subsistence fishing activities.
 
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