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When people noticed that they can catch more fish than they can eat they started partaking in commercial fishing – catching fish for trade. From then on even the people who didn’t catch fish could have it on their menu. Read more about history of commercial fishing.
Gillnetting is one of the oldest methods of fishing. Almost every known civilization that had access to water, and fish in it, invented a variant of gillnet during its history in which fish would get caught.
Fish traps are more efficient way of fishing than angling and allow the fisherman to have other activities than just fishing because they need not to be controlled – just emptied every now and then. Read more about fish trap history, facts and types.
Fishing nets are fishing tool for catching larger amount of fish and other sea life. They are invented very early in human history and they didn’t change much except in material from which they are made. Read more about fishing net history and types.