What Net is That?

What Net is That?

This guide provides known information about the probable users and uses of the ghost nets washing up on north Australian shores. You can search the guide here on our website or download a digital copy in PDF form.

Nets are divided into sections governed by mesh sizes. This is in broad categories according to how many fingers or hands can fit comfortably in the opening of the mesh e.g. the 1 Finger section is for all nets with a mesh size ranging between 25-41 mm. It is not a unique way of measuring the mesh size for, prior to the creation of machines, fishers used this method when making their nets.

If you find a net which does not match any of the IDs then it is a new net sample. Please contact GhostNets Australia: info@ghostnets.com.au to find out where to send a sample of the ghost net so it can be included in new editions.

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Knot types
Knotless (left), knotted (right)
Twine types
Single (left), double (right)
Twine construction types
Twisted (top), braided (middle), monofilament (bottom)