A fyke net set to catch nearshore fish near Kaktovik, Alaska

A fish trap set in the ocean along the shore near Kaktovik, AK

Detailed Description

A fyke net or fish trap used for continuous sampling of nearshore fish in shallow waters. Fish swimming along the beach are stopped by a small-mesh net that guides them in to one of these two underwater fish traps that are set side by side. Researchers visit nets at least once a day to identify, count, and release fish.


Image Dimensions: 2500 x 1875

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US