Containing nearly 100 designs of nets and riggings, this catalogue provides a standard reference work for fishermen, netmakers, fishing technologists, fishery officers, instructors and anyone concerned with the efficient use of fishing gear. The information provided here, although concise and restricted to the essentials, is sufficiently detailed to enable users to make comparisons and decisions based on local conditions, fish sought and availability. Designs selected for commercial efficiency include trawls (bottom and midwater), Danish seines, lampara, purse seines, liftnets, stownet, gillnets and tangle nets, pots, dredges, lines. The book contains parallel texts in English, French and Spanish.
The book is ex library, and still has the papers on the front end paper, and a small shelf sticker on the lower spine. The covers are faded and worn on the edges, especially the spine. The binding however is in excellent condition, and the book overall in good condition despite the cosmetic flaws.