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Fishing: Barents Sea – Fishing Methods

7 February 2018, Wednesday, 16:54:46

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Fishing Methods

Line Fishing

Longline fishing is a commercial fishing technique. It uses a long line, called the main line, with baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines called snoods. Hundreds or even thousands of baited hooks can hang from a single line.

To use longlines, you need to bait them at port. You also need to bait them again after use. To set a long line, click the “set gear” button on the HUD, select a baited line to set, and a buoy will be placed out. Make sure to keep a steady pace while you set the line!

A longline should be picked up after being in the sea for 20 to 22 hours. Longlines have to be picked up within 48 hours after being set. Fish will also start rotting after 22 hours and eventually your line will be lost.

While picking up the line you need to click the left mouse button at the right moment. Try to time it so that the circle is smallest to get a bonus to your haul. But be careful not to miss!

 

Net Fishing

A fishing net is used for net fishing. They are devices made from fibres woven in a grid-like structure. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides like nylon, although nets of organic polyamides such as wool or silk thread were common until recently and are still used.

Set the net by clicking the “set gear” button on the HUD and keep a steady pace while it’s being set out. Fish nets have different lengths, longer nets have a bigger catch area. A fish net should stay in the sea for at least a minimum of 8 hours before you can pick it up. The net must be picked up within 30 hours after it’s set or the net will get lost.

When hauling the fish net, you will need to free the fish from the net by using your hands. Click the right key combinations as displayed on screen while the net hauler is hauling the net.

Fish nets can be reused again if it’s not too damaged.

 

Trawling

Trawling becomes available when you unlock the ship Lunar Bow.

Trawling is a significantly different method of fishing to longline and net fishing, which involves dragging or pulling a trawl or trawlbag through the water behind the trawler. As trawling can have a negative impact on the marine environment, it is only legal more than 12 nautical miles from land. For this reason you will need to head to the open water in the north-west if you wish to trawl.

When you travel far enough to the north-west, an icon will appear at the right of the main HUD which you can click to continue travelling to the open water.

Now that you are at the open water you are able to start trawling. Open the crew management interface below, and assign 4 crewmembers to the„Set Trawl“ task.

Now set your speed to about 5 knots and click the„Set Gear“ button to start trawling.

 

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Here you can customize the sensors display which is shown on the primary screen when sitting at the trawler control deck. If you press the + button at the top left you can drag different measurement panels from the menu which will appear. Most measurements will only have valid data when you are actively trawling.

 

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