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“May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.”
- Irish Blessing
Bottom Trawling

Bottom trawling consists of towing a trawl (fishing net) along the seabed or just above the seabed to catch fish and/or shellfish. The bottom trawl consists of a cone-shaped net body, which traps the catch. The size of the net can be adapted to the vessel size, but trawl boats based in Monterey...

Bottom trawling consists of towing a trawl (fishing net) along the seabed or just above the seabed to catch fish and/or shellfish. The bottom trawl consists of a cone-shaped net body, which traps the catch. The size of the net can be adapted to the vessel size, but trawl boats based in Monterey Bay are usually larger vessels.

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Pros Efficient and effective method to catch groundfish that are often inaccessible by other methods. Provides the market with larger volumes of seafood.
Cons Bottom trawling sometimes results in higher levels of bycatch than the other methods and may alter the seafloor structure. However, recent changes in management and improved nets have dramatically reduced environmental impacts.