Re: NANFA-L-- (Cray-)fish traps

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- (Cray-)fish traps
From: Irate Mormon (archimedes at
Date: Fri Oct 15 2004 - 21:38:31 CDT

Quoting "Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS" <Jan.J.Hoover at>:

They look like square fish traps. What are the other differences?

> I think this type of trap offers several advantages over other types of
> traps (e.g., commercially produced minnow traps, Breder traps):
> - unrestricted circulation of water through the trap (no dead water)
> - unimpeded movement of fish and herps within the trap (including access to
> air and/or surface film )
> - easy deployment and recovery (by a single individual)
> - precision (micro-habitat specific) sampling
> - non-destructive sampling of animals
> - inconspicuous and easily concealed from vandals
> This type of gear is perfect for native fish aquarists working in water that
> is shallow (< 2.5 ft deep), densly vegetated or heavily wooded.

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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:47 CST