"Seine Fishery"

Seining is a fishing technique that has been used in British Columbia for centuries. Seining is done in areas where there are large schools or groups of fish. The net used has weights on the bottom and buoys on the top to keep it afloat. These weights and floats enable the net to stand up in the water and entrap the fish. The net is set to encircle a school of fish, and is then closed off to trap them. The earliest form of seining was drag netting or beach seining.

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2014