Falling gears

     The gear is usually a cone-shaped net that is dropped to cover aquatic animals and trap them. Generally it is hand-operated in shallow waters but some are operated from a boat like the stick-held cast net for catching squid.

Falling gears in Brunei Darussalam can be classified into 1 type.

Fishing Gears and Methods

1. Rambat (cast net).
     This is a gear can be used from small boats (see Figure 13) or even from the shore. The net is usually made of nylon netting and comes in various sizes. The fishermen collect the folds of the net in his arm and cast the net out in a fanning motion into the water to catch the fish.


Cast net

Figure 13. Cast net

Cast net


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