Fishing with traps

Fishing with traps

Trap fishing is a fishing technique that is more often used by experts than by novices, because a good knowledge of currents, tidal coefficients and seabed is necessary for its practice.
The traps are creel (rigid traps with a single small opening in the shape of a funnel) which are deposited in the seabed (in the current, a weight will be added to keep the trap at the bottom of the water). A buoy indicated by the boat's registration will make it easy to locate the traps.

Once the traps are immersed, the animals (crustaceans, small fish and gastropods), attracted by the smell of the bait, engulf themselves inside the chute (the opening) and are trapped, incapable To find the exit (exactly as in a wasp trap).
Depending on the type of species to be captured, different baits and appropriate weight and shape traps will be used.
In general, wait 24 hours before harvesting the contents of the submerged trap. The exit of the locker can be done either manually or with the help of a winch locker.

Trap fishing is a responsible fishery because it does not damage the seabed, and its catch remains alive in traps. Catches brought to shore are therefore fresher and animals smaller than the prescribed size can be rejected alive.
Be careful, most often for this type of fishing the use of a boat is almost essential.

List of species for this type of fishing

- Langouste
- Velvet crab
- Lobsters
- Cuttlefish
- Cancer crab
- Carcinus maenas
- Whelk
- Small fish
- Octopus
- Shrimps
- Spider crabs
- Jumbo shrimps
- Eel

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