"Gillnets are selective".....


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On all the questions asked. Nobody asked what is the size of the nets? The openings in them? You all just bitched about them.
Good point Jim. I remember some discussion awhile back about gillnet mesh size with SRC being a bycatch - apparently there isn't a lot of data but the general opinion (if I remember right) was that some gillnets could capture and kill the biggest SRC.

When I was fishing the Canal in early November, there were a lot of gillnets we had to motor out away from shore to get around. I didn't get a an up close and personal look at mesh size. I did see a seal working one of the nets.........