Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mehi and Chasity's - fishing methods Information Report

Title: Fishing Practices

Fishing Practices:

The sea is full of sea creatures. Some people use different techniques when going fishing, but some techniques can damage some parts of many different ocean habitats. For example, here are some fishing practices people use to fish.


Dredging is one method used for fishing practices. It can be harmful to the deep sea climate, but can also result in high levels of bycatch. By restricting dredging areas, bycatch and damage to seafloor life can be reduced. To prevent this problem from happening you can regulate the areas where dredging occurs. When you are dredging you will need metal-framed baskets (Cages). These metal-framed baskets you will catch shellfish like oysters, clams, crabs, pipis, mussels, and scallops.


Gillnetting can accidentally entangle and catch ocean animals, such as.. Sea turtles, marine animals and sharks, which could kill them this could happen if people just dump their steel nets back into the water and leave it in the ocean. When you are gillnetting you would need steel nets. These steel nets can catch fish, and Unintended sea creatures.

Traps and Pots:

When traps are used in the ocean and are Abandoned, there are a few concerns of conservation happening with this fishing methods. When you want to use traps and pots you will need wire or wood cages. These wire or wood cages can catch lobsters, crabs, shrimp, sablefish and Pacific cod.

Bottom Trawling:

A bottom trawl is a type of fishing net that's pulled along the seafloor. Fishermen commonly use bottom trawls to catch shrimp and bottom-dwelling fish like halibut and sole. However, to these target fish, the nets also catch a variety of ocean life that's usually thrown back dead or dying. Dragging heavy gear across the sea bed can also damage seafloor habitats.

In conclusion fishing practices can be used in many good different ways but sometimes it can damage some of the different sea creature habitats.

Videos and diagrams: Different Fishing Practices:


Bottom Trawling 

Gillnetting: Here is a diagram, showing you what this method looks like:

Traps and Pots - Here is a diagram, showing you what this method looks like:

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1 comment:

  1. A really well structured information report, Chasity. I liked the way you used subheadings to organise your ideas. I also really liked the way you added in videos that supported your ideas so that your audience could find further information.