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Gill netter
Gill netter
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Deck TypeDecked and undecked vesselsOverviewThe size of the vessels varies from open boats up to large specialised drifters, operating on the high sea. Gillnets can be operated from boats and canoes on inland waters and inshore, decked small vessels in coastal waters and medium sized vessels fishing offshore. In coastal waters it is very common that gillnetting is used as a second fishing method carried out by trawlers or beam trawlers, according to fishing season and targeted species.Vessel ClassLengthall  (LOA) PowerallTonnageall  (GRT in register tons) Deck ArrangementSince most of the boats concerned are small and as they probably use more than one type of gear, there are considerable limitations on the deck equipment and working deck layout which may be adopted. Many gillnet boats are not decked at all, and are simply open vessels adopted to enable them to work the gear in question. Small decked gill netters can have their wheelhouse either aft or forward. On medium sized vessels, using drifting gillnets and called drifters, the bridge is usually located aft.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentWet-fishEquipmentDeck EquipmentSetting and hauling operations are performed by hand on small open boats. All other vessels are often equipped with hydraulic or occasionally mechanical net haulers. The necessary transportation of the gear from the hauling position in the forepart of the vessel to the setting position in the aft part of the vessel may be accomplished by haulers supported by plastic tubes. Net drums may also be used for gill nets.Fish Detection EquipmentSearch of fish is more often linked to the fishermen's personal knowledge f fishing grounds rather than the use of special detection equipment. This kind of vessels can be equipped with an echosounder.Fishing GearGillnets.
 
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