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Subject: Re: Small mesh gill nets
From: Sandy Corkern <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 21 May 1997 16:18:40 -0500
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Try Benny Champlin at The Fish Net Company in Jonesville, Louisiana, USA.
I'm not sure he will have what you want, but he should be able to advise you
as to where to look.  Phone: 800-256-5256 or 318-339-9655







At 03:59 PM 5/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi, I am a graduate student working on YOY yellow perch in the Lakes St.
>Clair and Erie.  I am looking for small mesh gillnets that will
>catch post-settlement perch smaller than about 36 mm FL.  Previously, our
>lab has had good success in catching fish over 36 mm (FL) with the gill
>nets that we have (16 mm stretch and up).  I have tried several of the
>larger net companies and none seem capable of making nets of smaller
>mesh.  Specifically I would like a net in the 8-12 mm (.25-.5 ") stretch
>mesh size.  Does anyone have any experience using nets of this size and
>if so, do you know where I could get my hands on some?  I spoke to a
>German colleague who used small mesh nets for YOY European perch <36 mm and
>had good success, but he had to get them from Japan.  If possible, I would
>like to find something in N.A. just to cut down on cost and time.
>
>Thanks in advance for any help!
>
>_______________________
>Alec Dale
>Biology Dept.
>University of Windsor
>Windsor, ON
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>519-253-4232 (ext. 2709)
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