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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.]
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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
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A Large Stake net or pound net is a fixed fishing device that consists of poles or stakes secured into the bottom with netting attached.
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.
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.
Sources said their 400 million pound net worth was largely amassed during the marriage, which means it's all community property under California law.
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The majority of juvenile sturgeon (60%) captured by commercial fishermen were ensnared in drift or anchored gill nets set for striped bass, white perch (Morone americana), and catfish (Ictalurus punctatus, Ameiurus catus); 40% of the captures were from pound nets principally set for menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus).
We did a "control" by using fish captured in pound nets, but the mortality of the net-caught fish (the control) was higher than the fish caught on hook and line.
After lunch we headed upriver past a number of pound nets, the maze-like sets of stakes and nets that lead migrating herring into a net impoundment or "pound.