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Fixed gillnets (on stakes)
Fixed gillnets (on stakes)
Source: FAO-Fish.Tech.Pap.222, p. 41

ISSCFG code: 07.4 – standard abbreviation: GNF
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OverviewThese gillnets are stretched between two or more stakes driven into the bottom within the inter-tidal area, along the cost.Handling EquipmentThese nets are usually hauled by hand. The gear is set for several days at the same place.Vessel OverviewOccasionally a small-size boat can be used to fix the net on stakes or to collect the fish.Fish OperationThe means of capture is that the fish are gilled or entangled in the netting. The fish are collected at low tide. In areas with high tidal differences the fishermen visit fixed gillnets during the low tide and, only, collect the captures, leaving the gears set in the same place for several days.Target SpeciesCoastal species.Water Area OverviewAll over the world.Gear EnvironmentFixed gillnets are used in coastal waters where there are significant tidal differences.ImpactsSpecies The potential impact result from the fact that such gear is used in very shallow waters. As for other gillnets, the selectivity of these gillnets depends on the characteristics of the netting: mesh and twine sizes. If the mesh opening is small, there is a risk of retaining too small fish and/or shrimp and fish juveniles.
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