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A fishing technique whereby one of the lines of the seine net/pit net is anchored. The ship expands the net with a moving motion and turns off when picking up the net.

A technique in which conical nets are dragged over the ground and are held open by large, square 'otter planks'. The planks also work as a plough, in which fish are hunted into the nets.

The Danish Fisheries Producers' Organization (DFPO) is a partnership of Danish fishermen with the aim of increasing the Danish fish market. The organization also coordinates the MSC certification on behalf of the fishermen.

Unwanted by-catch, which is thrown back because there is no quota, the market price is too low, or the fish is below the legal minimum landing size. Discards can be alive or dead.

The manual gathering of shellfish and crustaceans. This capture method is used to collect vulnerable and expensive types of shellfish and crustaceans.

A fishing method for catching mussels, oysters and scallops, using steel frames to which a net is attached. On the front of this frame are often steel points that act like a kind of rake. 

Gill nets that float on the sea current (with or without boat). Fish get stuck in the nets with their gills. Drift nets are prohibited in European waters. 

The killing or dying of fish, causing them to float above. These types of fishing are illegal, but are widely used in coral reefs. They are very harmful to the environment.

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