The seine net, or dragnet, up to 1000 feet long and 5 to 25 feet high, is dropped by fishermen about 100 to 300 yards from shore and stretched parallel to the land. Cork on the net’s head-rope keeps it upright while sinkers pull down the footrope, creating a wall of mesh under water—sure to trap any fish in its path. Fishermen on the shore haul in the net by pulling on tow ropes attached to each end of the net. A good catch can bring a few hundred pounds of fish.