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Gear type Gear type

By Gear type we mean the fishing gear listed under Level 4 in Appendix IV of the 2010/93/EC.
A list of the gear types and their acronyms is provided below:

DRB

=

Boat dredges

DRH

=

Hand dredges

FPN

=

Stationary uncovered pound nets

FPO

=

Pots

FYK

=

Fyke nets

GNC

=

Encircling gillnets

GND

=

Driftnets

GNS

=

Set gillnets (anchored)

GTN

=

Combined gillnets-trammel nets

GTR

=

Trammel nets

HAR

=

Harpoons

HMD

=

Mechanised dredges including suction dredges

LA

=

Lampara nets

LHM

=

Handlines and pole-lines (mechanised)

LHP

=

Handlines and pole-lines (hand-operated)

LLD

=

Drifting longlines

LLS

=

Set longlines

LNB

=

Boat-operated lift nets

LNS

=

Shore-operated stationary lift nets

LTL

=

Troll lines

MIS

=

Miscellaneous Gear

NK

=

NOT KNOWN*

NO

=

NO GEAR

OTB

=

Bottom otter trawl

OTM

=

Midwater otter trawl

OTT

=

Otter twin trawl

PS

=

Purse seines

PTB

=

Bottom pair trawl

PTM

=

Pelagic pair trawl

SB

=

Beach seines

SDN

=

Danish seines

SPR

=

Pair seines

SSC

=

Scottish seines

SV

=

Beach and boat seines

TBB

=

Beam trawl

* for the Fleet Economic data call please use NK also for 'CONFIDENTIAL' issue

For more details, please also see Fishing Activity-Metier.