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Fence trap
Source: FAO-Fish.Tech.Pap.222, p. 49

ISSCFG code: 08.5 – standard abbreviation: FWR
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OverviewThis is a group of gears made of various materials (stakes, branches, reeds, netting, etc.), and they are usually installed in tidal waters. They generally have a narrow slit leading to an enclosed catching chamber.Handling EquipmentNo specific equipment is required.Vessel OverviewUsually small size open boats.Fish OperationThese are a group of gear in which the fish enters voluntarily, but is hampered from coming out. Fishermen visit traps regularly, at least during the fishing season, collecting only the captures and leaving the gears set in the same place for several days or months.Target SpeciesCoastal species and euryhaline species.Water Area OverviewAll over the world.Gear EnvironmentThese gears are generally operated in coastal zones and shallow waters where there are significant tidal differences, in estuaries and also in inland waters. They are usually set from the bottom to the surface.ImpactsEnvironmental The potential negative impact produced by this type of gears may come from too large catch of undersize and juvenile specimens, no marketable specimens, non target species, etc. in certain seasons and/or areas.
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