Fixed Gear Commercial Fishing

A Classic Lobster Boat

Fixed Gear includes rod & reel, powered rod & reel or hook troll, but generally means trapping or potting, and gillnetting, where the catching implement is set, soaked and later retrieved.

Longlining is not included in this category because claims experience for that group more closely resembles the mobile gear category.

We blend rates for combination vessels, such as vessels that gillnet or salmon troll but also drag for fish/shrimp or scallop dredge, depending on the season.

Rates also differentiate between vessels that land fish practically day by day (inshore, defined as less than 50 miles offshore) and trip fishers.

Wells & Co generally has an offshore limit of 100 miles for any commercial fishing vessel that we may underwrite.