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gill net

 (gĭl)
n.
A fishing net set vertically in the water so that fish swimming into it are entangled by the gills in its mesh.

gill net

n
(Fishing) fishing a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes

gill′ net`

(gɪl)
n.
a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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Noun1.gill net - a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gillsgill net - a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills
fishing net, fishnet - a net that will enclose fish when it is pulled in
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Fishing techniques such as small fish pot nets, setting gill nets on shallow fore-reef and spear-fishing at night have enabled fishermen to target smaller fish.
Since January, the BFAR has given 75 engines, 780 tuna handlines, 14 shallow payao (fish aggregating device), 80 deep sea payao, 500 collapsible crab pots, 100 gill nets, 700 life vests, 100 sets of seaweed farm implements, 1.
arm, repoiting shortageS Of fish in areas once plentifull instances of bykill in gill nets.
Though the mesh of gill nets can be sized to target particular fish species, the targeting is imprecise - other types of fish, particularly sturgeon and steelhead, get caught in gill nets and die before they can be released.
The deep slopes of the bank (200-300 m) were fished in 1986-87, using bottom longlines, trammel nets, and secondarily bottom gill nets.
Meanwhile, Malcolm Gilbert the NFSA fisheries representative said: "While politicians dither, huge numbers of immature fish die in trawls and in the hundreds of miles of almost invisible gill nets.
Studies have shown that the use of gill nets by fishermen has resulted in the following key problems: ?
Hook-and-line gear, gill nets, fyke nets, and otter trawls were used to capture fish.
Because of their high degree of selectivity, the gill nets caught the larger individuals of ages i and 2, as well as the smaller individuals of ages 3-5.
Bago also reported P270,000 due to damaged gill nets in the city, and Cadiz City also reported damaged fishing gears valued at P35,300.
66 million worth of gill nets, hooks and lines, and squid jiggers.