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This image shows three plummets connected to a modern net. Plummets, or weights, were used to force a fishing net to sink in the water to catch fish. Native people from southern New England often made the tools with which they worked, which in this case included creating their own hemp nets. For Native American groups living along river valleys and coastal areas, fish were a critical component of their diet.