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Table 1

Characteristics of hand lines used for targeting species in the Persian Gulf.

Mainline Material: monofilament nylon
  Dimension: diameter 0.8 mm; length 91.44 m
Snood Material: wire cable
  Dimension: diameter 2 mm; length 0.5 m
Hook J-style: sizes of 4/0, 5/0, 7/0, and 8/0
  Circle Mustad: sizes of 4/0, 5/0, 7/0, and 8/0
Bait Natural: piece of squid
  Artificial: plastic lure looking like squid
Swivel Mounting: attached between mainline and snood to connect the hook to the snood
  Number: two
Sinker Material: lead
  Weight: ∼2 kg

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