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Aerial trap
Aerial trap
Source: FAO-Fish.Tech.Pap.222, p. 50

ISSCFG code: 08.6 – standard abbreviation: FAR
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Characteristics
OverviewJumping fish and gliding fish can be caught on the surface in boxes, rafts, boats and nets ("verandah nets"). Sometimes the fish are frightened to get them to jump out of the water.Handling EquipmentThe setting and use of such gears is done by hand and do not require specific equipment.Vessel OverviewUsually used from small size open boats.Fish OperationFishermen have learned to use the jumping habit of fish to catch them setting boxes, rafts, nets on the water surface or using boats. Sometimes the fish are frightened to get them to jump out of the water.Target Species

Jumping fish (e.g.

mullets

) and gliding fish (flying fish).

Water Area OverviewAll over the world.Gear EnvironmentAerial traps are generally operated in coastal zones either in inland, in estuarine and sea waters. They are usually set on the surface.
 
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