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Characteristics
Deck TypeDecked and undecked vesselsOverviewThe size of the vessels varies from open boats up to large specialised drifters, operating on the high sea. Set netters operating gillnets, during fishing operations the vessel is not attached to the gear.Deck ArrangementThe wheelhouse is usually located aft, as the front deck is used for handling of the gear. Hauling is done over the side at the forepart of the deck, commonly using hydraulic driven net haulers. Normally the nets are set at the aft part of the vessel by steaming ahead.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentFresh fish in boxes or containers chilled with ice. Larger vessels might freeze the catch.
 
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