All (water) vehicles that specialize in catching aquatic animals are referred to as fishing vessels . For example:
- Trawlers for trawling . If they have processing facilities on board to fillet , freeze and pack their catch , they are factory ships .
- His for purse seine fishing
- Cutters for coastal and small deep sea fishing, also in the form of shrimp cutters
- Ships for the longline fishery used or drift nets used
- Whalers are also counted among the fishing vessels.