How Seine Nets Were Used

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Seine nets were set by rowing out with the net and describing a half circle. On returning to shore the two ends of the net were pulled in and the fish captured. Most common of the hauls were pilchard herrings and mackerel.

Written by Tim Crine

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Written by Tim Crine
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Creator   Tim Crine/ Bill Wakeham  
Identifier ref 848
Format   sepia toned photograph; 138 mm x 256 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Maritime. Fishing  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords Gasworks Lifeboat beach breakwater boats nets fishing