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Tangle net fishing, an indigenous method used in Balicasag Island, central Philippines

Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 117543, Singapore; Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines, Diliman; Quezon City, 1101, Philippines; Carcinology Section, Zoology Division, National Museum, 1000, Ermita, Manila, Philippines
The Raffles bulletin of zoology (Impact Factor: 0.75). 01/2009;

ABSTRACT Tangle nets set in deep water on steep cliffs off the Philippine island of Balicasag have obtained numerous interesting species in recent years. A detailed description of the fishing gear and its use, as observed in Balicasag Island, central Philippines, is provided. Tangle net fishing has been shown to efficiently collect specimens from areas that cannot be easily sampled using conventional gear such as trawls and dredges. Tangle nets, therefore, can be used to complement other methods during marine biodiversity surveys.

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