Low profile gillnet

A gillnet with reduced vertical curvature (compared to nets typically used in a specific gillnet fishery), an effect produced by not using tie downs. The use of tie downs in general increases the amount of ballooning in the net. Presumably because the net hangs more vertically in the water column, non-target species are more likely to bounce off the net as opposed to becoming entangled within the net “bag” (Price and Van Salisbury 2007).

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