These weights are towed apart from each other from behind a boat, keeping fishing nets open. When hoisted back on board, the net closes and can be hauled in.

Fishing net trap door

These weights are towed apart from each other from behind a boat, keeping fishing nets open. When hoisted back on board, the net closes and can be hauled in.

fishing gear nets weights trap door R/V Aquarius ships vessels UMCES

Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-19
AlbumHuman > Fishing
TypePhoto
Dimensions1160 x 785
Filesize299 kB
Number of Downloads74
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)