|Re: Gillnet information|
Posted by Roger on December 31, 2007 at 11:35:30:|
In Reply to: Gillnet information posted by Max Bottomtime on December 31, 2007 at 09:59:00:
This might be a drift net, not a gill net. I think that the only difference is whether or not they are anchored, so the best technical description might be "anchored gill net" or "drift gill net"... but they may be different terms with different regs under california law, which is all that really matters.
anchored gill nets used to be used close to shore for halibut. They got pushed out in like 1978. Drift nets are still used, particularly for thresher sharks as far as I know.
what do you guys think the mesh size was? how big were the holes? thesher nets are big, like 14" or greater.
The regs are written in typical gubmint garble:
it's hard to read these regs. I'm not sure how they keep gray whales out of these things to begin with. I must be missing something banning them near shore on certain months.
8575. Drift gill nets used to take shark and swordfish under the
8573 (c) Any end of a shark or swordfish gill net not attached to the
I can't find anything on how long the net can be set or how often it must be checked. It may be left to the fisherman's best interest in landing fresh/live fish.
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