Gillnets: Gear Design, Fishing Performance and Conservation Challenges

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Worldwide, the gillnet is one of the most important fishing gears for harvesting a variety of species in the sea and in freshwater. Gillnets are efficient, catching a diverse range of species, and are highly size selective. However, gillnets have limited species selectivity and sometimes catch non-target species; birds; and megafauna species including cetaceans, turtles, and sharks. Lost gillnets often continue to fish, a situation called “ghostfishing”, wasting valuable resources. This paper describes basic components of a gillnet and its fishing mechanisms, and reviews catch efficiency, selectivity and related conservation issues.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4031/002533206787353187

Publication date: September 1, 2006

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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