The liftnet is traditionally a small-scale fishing gear that has been used in all coastal areas for catching crabs, planktonic shrimp and shallow-water fishes.  In the late 1970s and the early 1980s, a modified lifenet, better known as the stick-held dip-net, became very popular for squid and anchovy fishing with luring lights.

              There are no independent statistical records for lift net fishing.  The data appear either as a part of t he general small-scale fisheries, or else they are inseparable from the records of the squid castnet fishery, classify lift nets into four basic types:


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