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Description of Commercial Gears

Methods of Trawling for Demersal Species (Cod, Haddock, Whiting, Flatfish)

  • Bottom Trawling (Single Boat)
  • Bottom Trawling (Pair)
  • Seine Netting
  • Twin Beam Trawling
  • Longlining
  • Set Nets

Methods of Trawling for Pelagic Species (Mackerel, Herring, Sprats)

  • Purse Seining
  • Mid-water Trawling

Methods of Trawling for Shellfish Species (Nephrops, Shrimp, Scallop, Queens, Lobster, Crab)

  • Bottom Trawling (Single Boat)
  • Scallop Dredging
  • Potting and Creeling