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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2207

A wide variety of fish and shellfish species support a mostly small-scale fisher y, operating near to the coast. Over 40 types of gear are used in the Mediterran ean. Most common type is trawlgear for benthic species; coastal purse seiners for small pelagics; trammel and gillnets for inshore species; and purse seines, long surface gill nets, and longlines are used for large pelagic fish.

Image ID: fish2207, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Mediterranean Sea

Category: Fisheries/

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