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About fishing methods and devices
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Other methods and devices
Minor lines are short lines and only have a small number of hooks, maybe even just one.
They include handlines and the rods and reels of the types that are usually used by recreational fishermen.
Trolling is when lures or baits are dragged through the water by a slow-moving boat. Poling is another type of minor line fishing. Poles with a bait or lure attached are trolled through the water and when a fish is hooked it is flicked into the boat, rather than being reeled in.
Diving and hand collection
Some molluscs and crustaceans are collected by picking up, prizing off or digging out by hand. Commonwealth fisheries that use diving and hand collection include trochus, pearl oysters and lobster.
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery to Protect Dolphins
- Draft Shark Plan 2
- Changes in the Gillnet, Hook and Trap Sector of the Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
- Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery Management arrangements booklet 2011
- Freedom of Information