pound net


Also found in: Thesaurus.

pound net

n
(Fishing) a fishing trap having an arrangement of standing nets directing the fish into an enclosed net

pound′ net`


n.
a trap for catching fish, consisting of nets staked upright in the water and a rectangular pound.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pound net - trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosurepound net - trap consisting of an arrangement of nets directing fish into an enclosure
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The offshore pound net fishery in the southern portion of Chesapeake Bay had been documented to incidentally take threatened and endangered Kemp's ridley, Lepidochelys kempii, and loggerhead, Caretta caretta, sea turtles (Lutcavage and Musick, 1985; Bellmund et al.
In response to this closure, NMFS research staff, pound net fishermen, and Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center staff met on 27 Oct.
The argument of 'Where to fish' is subjective with the commercial fisheries offering excellent facilities and nets bulging with fish whereas the alternative is the rivers with some very long walks and on an average day a ten pound net of small fish.
Fourth quarter and full year EBITDA reflects an 8 million pound net gain arising from the acquisition of Fibernet (see Table 2 for reference).
Company broke the billion pound net revenue barrier and earned over [pounds sterling]200m net
The 38,500 pound net cargo weight for a 20 foot container and 45,000 for a 40 foot container are fairly reliable rules of thumb maximums that most shippers should follow.
The RPR acquisitions were partly financed through the issue of approximately 49 million new ordinary shares by means of a Placing and Open Offer, which generated 106 million pound net of expenses.
The club described the suggestion as "ludicrous" and said purchasing the 50,000 pound net would make it bankrupt, Express.
The 3 million pound net loss reflects correction of the approximately 3 million pound overstatement of depreciation expense as previously reported in GCUK's first quarter 2005 financial statements.
Sources said their 400 million pound net worth was largely amassed during the marriage, which means it's all community property under California law.
8 cents per pound net increase in energy costs, a 0.
The 90 million pound net worth would include television revenue of at least 40 million pounds, parachute payments of over four years, and 48 million pounds even after a possible relegation in the first season in the Premier League.