If you want to know about how this fishing gear has developed over the ages, from Antiquity to today, you'll find the answer in this book. The first chapter provides a description of the various types of trawl nets. A second chapter shows how the trawl net has developed. The third chapter is devoted to the development of trawling vessels from the first sailing boats to modern trawlers. Finally, the last chapter describes the materials used for nets and the way they are manufactured.