The butterfly net is more maneuverable
than the barrier net, and it’s also much
larger than a scoop net. A “tickler rod”
can be attached to one of the sticks at
the front, to tease fish out of their hiding
places. Butterfly nets can be of various
lengths and mesh sizes, depending on the
species being targeted.
Fishing activities remain a community
business. Indeed, collecting groups
generally work in isolation for many years.
There is little transfer of techniques, even
between neighboring groups. As part
of its training programs, MAC employs
collectors from particular areas to teach other
communities new techniques, ensuring that
the methods taught minimize damage to the
fish during capture, handling, and transport.
Due to the unavailability of soft netting of
various mesh sizes as discussed, collectors
often have no choice but to weave their own
netting. The coarseness of this homemade
netting can damage a collected fish. This
is the reason MAC, along with other
organizations and fishing communities,
hope that responsible and caring industry
operators and hobbyists can assist fishers
in obtaining better-quality soft netting.
For more detailed information about
MAC programs, please contact MAC at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its
website at www.aquariumcouncil.org.
A scoop net.