Net harm

Authors: Reiss et al
Journal: Paper was written in response to a request by Brazilian Government
Year: 2003
Where: University of Maryland

This study found that nets cause harm to fins, gills, scales, and the protective mucus covering of the skin. Hooks protruding from the fish can get caught on nets, causing more distress, handling, and time out of the water.

net can fish feel pain cruelty "Nets can inflict varying degrees of damage to a fish’s sensitive fins, gills, slime coat and scales."

"Exposed hooks tend to snag in nets often exacerbating the time needed to remove hooks and release fish."
Fish Pain