Fishing Vessel Gillnetter
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Fishing Vessel Gillnetter , Sebastes ruberrimus

Gillnetters are usually smaller boats under forty feet long that fish inshore by laying out long lines of nets in which the fish are snared. Modern gillnets are most often made of monofilament mesh, which makes them invisible to the fish, and are set on the surface or sunk below the surface depending on the fishery. Gillnets are usually deployed from a reel mounted on the aft deck of the boat, and retrieved with power from hydraulic pumps. Gillnets are also used by larger offshore boats fishing for swordfish, tuna, and other deep-ocean pelagics, and in non-commercial artisanal fisheries around the world where they are small and fished by hand.

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