Osaka-bay Ship's Navigation Support Council

fishing method -Gill Net

About Gill net

This is a kind of gill net. The net is set on the floor of the sea with fixed its both ends by anchors.
An object of this fishing method is pleuronectiformes, scorpionfish, sebastes and crab.
Selecting type of net and fishing place depends on intended fish and shellfish.

Fishing season

Permitted Fishing Period

Gill Net
(Including the Single Net and the Trammel Net)
All year
Crab Gill Net (Osaka) Sep 1st to Oct 31st
Other Gill Net (Osaka) May 1st to Oct 31st

Permitted Fishing Time

Osaka 03:00 p.m. to Next day 08:00 a.m.
Hyogo Not Fixed

An operation form

Type Length of Net
Single Net Approx. 1000m
Trammel Net
Crab Gill Net(Osaka)
Other Gill Net(Osaka) Approx. 3000m to 5000m

The left hand figure shows typical form of gill net. The form of net is slightly different for type of gill net.There is no strict rule of selecting flag buoys and flags for gill net. On the other hand, the color of the light and flag are specified on the drift net fishing.

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