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8/20/23  11:20 am
Commenter: Thomas Moore

Menhaden nets do not disturb the bottom

I have deployed a purse seine net in the Chesapeake bay for 16 years. The fish in the bay travel at the top of the water column. The last thing I want is my net dragging the bottom where there’s no fish! Nothing on the bottom but hangs. Catch a hang loose fish then I’ll be attacked for having a fish spill. 

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