Dictionary of Ichthyology  

skimming net = a triangular net supported by cross-shaped poles that can be clapped together to close the hand-held net. Used for catching small fish while wading or from a small boat.

From Umali, A. F. 1950. Guide to the classification of fishing gear in the Philippines. Research Report 17, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington.

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