14.5   Gaff Hook

               This is a hand instrument used to drive the octopus and lobster out of their crevices. It consists of a wooden handle and pointed or curved iron or stainless steel bar 0.4-1.0 m. long, 0.5 cm. diameter. The fisherman dives into the water and looks for rocky or coral reef areas. The gaff hook is inserted into crevices to catch the octopus and lobster after they come out. It is a minor item and accessory to other gear like line fishing.

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