RE: NANFA-- Chains on seines
Sat, 8 Nov 2003 14:26:40 -0600

Moon wrote:
>>>...that's kinda like a shrimp net works. I've used the chain
deal before but I found the chain had a tendency to pull the floats under so
bought some of those long tube sold for kids to float on in pools and cut
up into short lengths and used them as floats. You can put them over the
existing floats or wire tie them onto the surface of the net.<<<

Jan responds:
Right. Trawlers sometimes use gear like this to make fish "break" from the
bottom up into the water column (and into their nets). It also has the
bonus of dislodging embedded materials and making objects less likely to
snag lead lines, tearing nets. We seined shallow water, so chains did not
tend to pull float lines under the surface.
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