7.3 Scoop Net

          The scoop net is both a gear and an accessory to fishing. The handle, 0.5-2.0 m long is made of bamboo or wooden pole 2-5 cm diameter. The circular frame which is made of stainless steel or galvanized wire of 5 mm – 6 mm diameter holds the net which resembles a purse. The mouth opening of the frame is 28-45 cm diameter. The net has a circumference of about 264-450 cm and a depth of 45 cm – 120 cm. It is mostly made of nylon multifilament 210d/2 or mononylon PA 0.50 mm and 9-30 mm meshsize.
           The gear is used to scoop attracted fish by light during night time. In most cases, it is used to pickup the catch from a liftnet, fish shelter, terminal pound of a fish corral or on small line fishing gears. It is operated both during day and night time. A big scoop net is also used in purse seining for bringing the catch into the main deck or direct to the fish hold.