FAO TRAINING SERIES
FISHING WITH TRAPS AND POTS
Types of fish to catch and the traps
that will catch them
Types of bait and/or other attractants needed and where to find them
Suitable landing places
A market for your catch
Funding for new vessels and equipment
This manual describes the basic elements of fishing with traps and pots for small-scale fishermen. It presents the various types of traps and pots and their construcion and gives guidance on how to choose the appropriate gear, how to rig it, how to use it to improve the catch, how to select places to fish, soaking time and finally care of the catch.
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