Artes y métodos de pesca desarrollados en el Canal de Beagle, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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This paper deals with the design and application of different fishing gears tested in the Beagle Channel (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) with the supervision of the technical personnel of INIDEP Fishing Gear Group, the support of the General Directorate of Natural Resources (known today as SRNyAH) of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province and the participation of local fishermen. Activities started as a result of an agreement between the INIDEP and the SRNyAH ratified in 1994. The fishing gear tested, which consist of two paired midwater trawl nets, a gill net, a surrounding net, a bottom lingline, a pot for kingklip and a line of octopus traps may be used in vessels ranging from 30 to 120 HP in coastal waters, channels and inland water. The fishing manoeuvres, the problems that arose during operations and the subsequent modifications carried out are described. The program of the Training Course developed with local fishermen is also detailed. In general, experiences on the introduction of new fishing gears for finfish species catches showed satisfactory results.