Gill net is very popular
in the small scale fisheries in Myanmar. Because of simplicity
in its design, construction, operation and low investment cost makes
the gill net preferred gear for the smallscale fishermen. There are many types of gill net operation in Myanmar
inland water. It is common to see variation in design from one place to another according to
the available fishery resources. Gill nets are classified in many ways depending on types of operation the
types of target species, and its behaviors, the design of gill nets varies. There are drift gill net, surface
gill net, bottom set gill net, set gill net and trammel net.
The fishing boats used in gill net fishery of
inland water are small and engine power about 5 Hp or not powered at all. The gill nets is most commonly used for
catching pelagic fishes such as snake head, butter catfish, hilsa, rohtee, and miscellaneous etc,.