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drift net

n.
A large fishing net buoyed up by floats that is carried along with the current or tide.

drift net

n
(Fishing) a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current

drift′ net`


n.
a fishing net, usu. many miles in length, supported by floats that allow it to be carried with the current.
[1845–50]
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Noun1.drift net - a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
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23 and 24 to protect dugongs from exploitation and in 2002, the EAD banned drift net fishing practices in shallow waters to prevent dugongs and turtles from becoming entangled in the nets.
In 2002, EAD banned drift net fishing practices in shallow waters to prevent dugongs and turtles from becoming entangled in the nets.
High seas drift net fishing kills huge amounts of fish, birds and marine mammals with nets suspended for miles.
a penalty system to guarantee data reporting and end illegal drift net fishing.
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DRIFT net fishing off the Cork and Kerry coast is said to be the main cause of the crisis in wild salmon stocks around the country, according to a leading fishing organisation.