Mr. Shrimp 16" Description
Total Dimensions: 16" Lx 5" W x 13" HNOT A MODEL SHIP KIT
Attach Sails and this Model Fishing Boat is Ready for Immediate Display
Prepare to harvest the fruit of the sea with this adorable fishing boat model. Whether your catch is fish, crab, shrimp or lobster, you're sure to come home with a full catch aboard this model fishing boat. A wonderful piece of nautical décor for any beach house, sunroom or office, the fine craftsmanship and excellent features of this model fishing boat make it impressive for display to friends and family.
16" Long x 5" Wide x 13" High
•Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
•Quality construction of solid wooden parts
•Amazing Details, in these fishing boat models include such features as:
◦Fishing nets, lines and crab pots or lobster traps
◦Real cloth sails and flags
◦Expansive rigging with up to a dozen deadeyes
◦Individual deck planks visible
◦Detailed pilothouse and deckhouses
◦Metal railings, mast antennae, anchor chains and propellers
◦Barrels, buckets, life preservers, rubber bumper tires, lifeboat, deck cleats, rope coils and other nautical items about the decks
•Sturdy wooden base attached to these model fishing boats
•Pre-assembled, simply attach the masts and display
◦Ready to display in less than five minutes
◦Separate pre-assembled hull and sails ensure safe shipping and lower cost
◦Insert mast in designated hole and clip brass rigging hooks as shown in illustrations
◦Sails and rigging already complete
Note that features and details vary slightly by model
Mr. Shrimp 16" HistoryShrimping
Shrimp boats (or shrimpboats) are specialized fishing boats that are specifically designed for shrimping, catching both shrimp and prawns in their nets or traps. Commercial shrimping is a significant industry for many regions worldwide, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, southeast Asia and the Gulf of Thailand.
The most common type of shrimper is the trawler, which pulls a net through the water as it cruises slowly through bays, gulfs or open seas. Seines, or seine nets, which surround then envelope and contain a school of shrimp, can also be used as well as cast nets, while baits and traps are common shrimp fishing techniques in some regions.
Shrimp trawlers often use a style of fishing net known as an otter net (or otter trawler). This type of conical net is held open by a combination of floats at the top and weights at the bottom as it moves through the water, scooping everything it catches into its long reservoir. Unwanted catch other than shrimp is known as bycatch, which is usually returned to the sea. In the U.S., shrimp boats (as well as the shrimp trawlers of fleets which sell their catch to the United States) now use a variety of bycatch excluder devices to reduce the amount of undesired catch and safeguard other species of fish and sea turtles. Such devices include grates through which shrimp pass but fish do not, or the turtle excluder device, which allows sea turtles to swim safely away from the net.