I have never seen much of a difference between gill nets and tangle nets in actual practice. Both snag fish and then they drown. Any potential improvement in survival is based on ideas of short soak times and recovery boxes, both useful in theory but not actually a factor in the fisheries.

From a netter's perspective, there are just too many things to keep track of and to do in the middle of a busy fishery. Thus, a fish fling happens. Any fish that survives the first experience will most likely encounter another net in short order. And so it goes.

We are kidding ourselves if we think tangle nets are the answer. We have to move from non selective harvest methods to selective ones.