Gear Types

Pots and Traps

Large whales can get entangled and drag buoy lines and traps for months.

Pots and traps are set on the ocean floor and target benthic fish and crustaceans. In traditional pots and traps, a buoyed rope runs from the trap on the ocean floor to a surface buoy used to mark the trap below.

ETP Impacts and Fishery Recommendations