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« on: December 16, 2008, 10:48:20 CET »

Does any one know how to capture shrimps (the small ones)??

I catch them using a square landing net and i walk with the sides of pierres.  I catch using this method however it is not so productive!!

Does anyone know how the "koppini" are used??
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 11:16:26 CET »

Hi gan,

Shrimps nahseb qed tireferi ghal dawk it-trasparenti iz-zghar ux?

Jin generalment naqbadom b'kop normali. jek toqod idur mal kosta u tfittex f'ghadajar zghar ikunu mimlijien. Post tajjeb hafna bahar ic-caghaq jek tmur ma genb splash & fun andek issib erba.

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Hi Gan,
I think you're referring to the small transparent ones.  I generally catch them with a small keep net.  Go around the coast and seach in the small puddles you'll surely find them.  A good place is Bahar ic-caghaq, near the splash and fun park. 

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 11:36:58 CET »

Gann ahna gili namlu nassi tal gambli. Umbad infemek kif. Fix xitwa gili sibna erba uwekk.

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Gan we usually use shrimp traps.  I'll explain later how.  In winter we sometimes catch as well.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 13:31:26 CET »

Guys,

If a thread is started in english, please keep to the forum rules and continue the thread in english.  If you have difficulty writting in english, ask for the post to be translated. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 13:50:27 CET »

Yes i was referring to those small shrips!

Mrk274, however with the net the amount of shrimps you catch is limited!! I use that technique, and i rarely catch more than 50!! I wanted to try them out for the long line so i need a larger amount. I think that this can be acchieved by use of koppini.

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 14:34:01 CET »

For larger amounts you're right, i've always caught around 40-60 with that method. I think you should use koppini
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 15:55:19 CET »

Haha!! Thats all the point mate!!  Grin

Anyone knows how to use them??

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 16:10:13 CET »

excuse me but what is koppini!
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 18:45:44 CET »

Before Ganni around 10 years ago I used to go with my uncle for them with the square landing net. We used to catch in around an hour quite alot(more than 200 / 300 for sure) unfortunately from 3 years ago they have almost disappeared. Catching just a handful. Lately I saw them catching them from St. Thomas throwing the net around 2m further out from the pier "fl-alka" and afterwards they pull it up and it was more succesful than ours. I saw them using this method after a grigalata of force5 and sea wasn't yet calm.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 21:54:53 CET »

The koppini are made of a wire ring about a foot in diameter (sizes might vary )with a fine net attached to it. They are put down on the sea bad by means of a thin rope. The upper end of the rope or lenza is attached to  a small float usually a piece of Cork. They put bait in the net like bread and a small rock to keep the net on the seabed. From time to time the fisherman or women ,because this was mostly the work of wives and children, will pull the koppin up without giving the time for the shrimps to come out, empty the catch into a barrada and put back to continue fishing. Sometimes they used to have about 30 or 40 of these koppini fishing at one go. They used to fish using small rowing boats. One of the best areas for this kind of fishing was l' Inganier or just in front of where today there is the MARSA XLOKK power station, ir-Ramla taz-Zejtun u il-Hofriet. Another method of catching shrimps is by means of a gangmu but that I believe it is illegal to use now because it is not a selective way of fishing. PS sorry for the lenght of the post and for my poor English.
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 13:13:17 CET »

10q a lot fisheye for your good description!!

Just a couple of questions:
-should i do, 2 wire rings on top of each other so that the net has some depth, this way the shrimps cannot escape while pulling, just lie a miniature "kopp tal-makku"?
-and where sould i use these? in small rock pools by the sea or i just put it down in the sea from the shore and sides of pierres?? wouldn't this way the bait eaten by the fish?? and any fish would for surely disrupt the shrimps!!??

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 15:44:02 CET »

I don't know anyone who used this method from shore they used to fish with these method using a boat in about 2-5m depth some times a bit more too but I guess can be tried. 2 wire rings will be good too as you said. Prefer places are those with lots of seaweed and algae since these offer a good shelter for shrimps. The net should be with very small holes for the shrimp not to escape. Your last question makes sense to me too but sorry don't know the answer but I ask a very good friend of mine.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 15:59:53 CET »

thanks a lot once again fisheye. i appreciate ur help Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 17:46:25 CET »

Ganni, If you want go to my boat and collect them from the two botanic marine gardens I have growing on my trim tabs. Last time I dived in to clean the props, I counted 17 on just one trim tab!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 18:05:21 CET »

haha nice one ramio!!

it seems that ur not using ur boat so much then  Undecided
the weather isn't on our side this winter, not at all
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