Legal Fishing Net Size
The Cucuteni-Trypillia culture, from about 5500 BC. A.D. to 2750 B.C. J.-C. in Eastern Europe, created ceramic weights of different shapes and sizes, which were used as weaving weights in weaving and also attached to fishing nets.  Fishing often uses large nets that are blind and catch anything that comes along; Sea turtle, dolphin or shark. Bycatch contributes significantly to the death of sea turtles.  Longline, trawling and gillnet fishing are three types of fishing involving the most accidents involving sea turtles. Deaths often occur by drowning, where the sea turtle was trapped and could not get air.  A fishing net is a net used for fishing. Nets are devices made of fibers woven into a grid-like structure. Some fishing nets are also called fish traps, for example Fyke nets. Fishing nets are usually meshes formed by attaching a relatively thin line.
The first nets were woven from grasses, flax and other fibrous plant materials. Later, cotton was used. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides such as nylon, although organic polyamide nets such as wool or silk threads were common until recently and are still in use. Anyone with facilities to keep live fish in fairly good health can apply for an aquarium fishing licence to legally use traps or fine-meshed nets (other than casting nets) for the removal of certain aquatic organisms. Non-commercial aquarium fish collectors are limited to a total of 5 fish or aquatic creatures per person per day. HAR 13-75, HRS 188-31 Spear fishing is allowed for all fish, but must respect the minimum size for harpooning certain species, closing seasons and other restrictions. It is prohibited to bite crustaceans (except imported freshwater shrimp), turtles or aquatic mammals at any time. It is illegal to track, capture or kill fish, crustaceans, mollusks, turtles or marine mammals with firearms, with the exception of forked tuna and beaked fish and sharks. HAR 13-75, HRS 188-23 It is illegal to throw or otherwise dispose of fishing nets, traps or fishing gear or parts thereof in state waters. RHA 13-75 Minimum net size stretched by 2 inches. Possession of casting nets of mesh size less than 2 inches in or near water in which the fish may be caught is illegal. It is illegal to sell casting nets with a mesh size of less than 2 inches.
HRA 13-75 Certain types of fishing nets, such as seines and trammels, must be suspended vertically in the water using tip floats. Various lightweight woods resembling “cork wood” have been used around the world as fishing swimmers. The floats are available in different sizes and shapes. Nowadays, they are often brightly colored, so they are easy to see. Fishing nets are well documented in ancient times. They appear in Egyptian tomb paintings dating back to 3000 BC. In ancient Greek literature, Ovid makes many references to fishing nets, including the use of cork floats and lead weights.    Pictorial evidence of Roman fishing comes from mosaics showing nets.
 In a fishing travesty, a kind of gladiator named Retiarius was armed with a trident and a cast net. He fought against a sector or the Murmillo, who carried a short sword and helmet with the image of a fish on his forehead.  Between 177 and 180, the Greek writer Oppian wrote the Halieutica, a didactic poem on fishing. He described different types of fishing, including the use of boat-cast nets, shovel nets held open by a tire, and various traps “that work while their masters sleep.” Here is Oppian`s description of fishing with a “stationary” net: Maximum net size 750 feet long and 7 feet high; Minimum size 2-3/4 inch stretched net. Networks must be registered with the ministry and marked as indicated. The nets must be marked with at least 2 surface buoys at each end; Buoys must bear the registration number, be marked with reflective tape and be large enough to be visible to the naked eye from a distance of 1,320 feet. Installation nets must not be installed for more than 12 hours and cannot be reused for at least 24 hours after completion. Stray nets cannot be installed within 1,320 feet of another recumbent net already laid. Installation nets must be checked at least twice along the entire length during the assembly. All undesirable, prohibited, threatened or endangered species must be released. HAR 13-75-12.4, HAR 13-75-12.5 Finnish birch bark fishing nets and stones Please note the commercial fishing rule for waters closed to the use of commercial fishing gear. the loggerhead turtle leaves the fishing net using a turtle exclusion device of at least 2-3/4 inch of stretched net; Maximum net size 125 feet long and 7 feet high.
Any person may use hand nets or small-mesh nets to remove fish and other marine life for non-commercial purposes only, provided that the net, including handles and other accessories, does not exceed three feet in any size. Licensed pond owners or operators may use smaller mesh nets to harvest juvenile mullet (pua) to equip their ponds. Commercial marine licence holders holding a bait licence may use smaller mesh nets to catch WAI, Marquesas sardines, gold-spotted herring or other species for which the Department declares an open season as bait. Anyone can use smaller mesh nets to catch shrimp (`ōpae), `ōpelu and makiawa. All persons using surround nets with scuba diving are allowed to use nets of at least one and a half inches to catch fish caught with legal equipment and transport them to shore or boat. See provisions for the removal of akule (halalū) and nehu and provisions for certain areas. HAR 13-75 It is illegal for anyone without a valid commercial marine licence to take akule with a net with a stretched mesh of less than 2-3/4 inches, with the exception of the landing nets listed below. It is illegal for anyone without a valid commercial marine license to catch akule with the pocket-net fishing method. It is illegal for any commercial marine licence holder to catch akule during use: fishing nets have not evolved much, and many contemporary fishing nets would be recognized for what they are in Neolithic times. However, the fishing lines from which nets are built have evolved enormously. In one of the caves of Lascaux, fossilized fragments of a “rope probably with two layers of about 7 mm in diameter” were found, dated to about 15,000 BC. AD  The Egyptian rope dates from 4000 to 3500 BC.
AD and was usually made from water reed fibers. Other ropes in ancient times were made from date palm fibers, flax, grass, papyrus, leather or animal hair. Hemp fiber ropes were used in China from around 2800 BC. J.-C. Minimum size for nets usually 2 inches of stretched mesh. It is illegal to leave a gillnet unattended without visually inspecting the net every two hours and releasing or removing undersized, illegal or unwanted catches. It is illegal to leave a gillnet in the water for a period of more than four hours in any twenty-four hour period. HAR 13-75 ropes and lines are made of lengths of fibers that are twisted or braided together to achieve tensile strength. They are used for hanging out, but not for pushing. The availability of reliable and durable cables and lines has many consequences for the development and usefulness of fishing nets and, in particular, affects the degree of use of nets. Despite their decorative value, dog mussels are traditionally used by local fishermen as wells for their fishing nets.   Fishing nets have been widely used in the past, including by Stone Age societies.
The oldest known fishing net is the Antrea net, which was found in 1913 along with other fishing gear in the Karelian town of Antrea in Finland. The net was made of willow and dates back to 8300 BC. A.D.  Fishing net wells dating back to 27,000 BC. They were recently discovered in Korea, making it one of the oldest fishing gear discovered in the world to date.  The remains of another fishing net date back to the late Mesolithic and were found with sinkers at the bottom of an ancient sea.   Some of the oldest petroglyphs of Alta (4200-500 BC) have mysterious images, including intricate patterns of horizontal and vertical lines, sometimes explained as fishing nets.