The Survival Fishing Gill Net is an excellent, and in some areas, required form of aviation survival food gathering. This 12' x 4' emergency gill net is used by stretching it across a stream or pond. Its 1.5" mesh meets current FAA regulations, but is perfect for all wilderness survival applications. Our Fishing Gill Net is constructed to be effective and versatile! The leaded foot (bottom) rope of the gill net acts as the weight to sink the net and the top rope is made of polypropylene that floats. The netting is clear enough to work in both water and land situations, yet visible enough for the user to see it and avoid getting tangled, wasting time, energy, and potential damage to the survival gill net itself! This gill net stretches to meet your needs. Don't stretch it to its 12 foot length, and get more width. This gill net is also a perfect small seine net! Fish that attempt to swim through are caught in the net and can be used for food or bait. It improves on the old style Emergency Gill Net by incorporating a monofilament line as opposed to the weaker string used previously. Because of this, it is a little larger than the traditional survival gill net when packaged. Our gill net even comes in its own mesh storage bag. The is the best survival gill net available on the market today!
Proposals to ban bass fishing with gill nets are causing concern among fishermen in southern England, who see their livelihoods under serious threat as one of the last fisheries open to them could be closed.
Both drift gillnets and setnets have long been used by cultures around the world. There is evidence of fisheries exploitation, including gillnetting, going far back in Japanese history, with many specific details available from the (1603–1868). Fisheries in the Islands, which were settled by during the , share cultural and technological similarities with Norwegian fisheries, including gillnet fisheries for herring. Many of the Norwegian immigrant fishermen who came to fish in the great Columbia River salmon fishery during the second half of the 19th century did so because they had experience in the gillnet fishery for cod in the waters surrounding the Islands of northern . Gillnets were used as part of the seasonal round by fishermen as well. Welsh and English fishermen gillnetted for Atlantic salmon in the rivers of and in , using hand-made nets, for at least several centuries. These are but a few of the examples of historic gillnet fisheries around the world.
Nylon is highly resistant to abrasion and degradation, hence the netting has the potential to last for many years if it is not recovered. This is of environmental concern. Attaching the gillnet floats with biodegradable material can reduce the problem. However it is difficult to generalize about the longevity of ghost-fishing gillnets due to the varying environments in which they are used. Some researchers have found gill-nets still catching fish and crustaceans over a year after loss, while others have found lost nets destroyed by wave action within one month or overgrown with , increasing their visibility and reducing their catching potential to such an extent that they became a microhabitat used by small fish.