Commercial fishing is a major industry in Florida with a lengthy legacy. For generations, Florida fishermen have set out from the coast in search of a hefty catch, often using nets they themselves either made or repaired by hand. Seine nets, cast nets, and shrimp trawls are examples of nets commonly used around the state. Many nets now include machine-woven mesh, but fishermen often still prefer the handmade variety.
Learning Unit: Net Making and Net Fishing in Florida