drift net


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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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the U.
The Welsh Government was not informed of the EC's drift net consultations, which concluded last summer.
The Journal recently reported how the Environment Agency had confirmed a new order which will see the closure of the drift net fishery of salmon and trout in the North East by 2022, and phase out the traditional T and J net beach fishery.
The court threw out France's case saying its authorities had failed to effectively inspect these smaller drift nets and had been too lax in preventing illegal drift net usage.
SALMON fishermen have until the end of the month to reel in EUR30million compensation for the drift net ban.
In order to clarify several existing regulations, the Commission, on 19 September, published a proposal for a standard definition of what is a drift net, which it plans will be inserted into relevant EU legislation, including existing laws.
It could be the first signs that the stocking of the river with spring fish coupled with the end of the North East drift net fishery is beginning to pay off.
The Baltic Sea was reportedly exempted from this decision then with the argument that drift net fisheries did not cause ecological damage, but the EU on Monday (22 March) decided to phase out the use of drift nets over a four-year period in the Baltic Sea as well.
THE GOVERNMENT is being urged to justify an "irrational" decision to end the region's traditional salmon drift net fishery by 2022.
The court threw out France's case saying its authorities had failed to effectively inspect these smaller drift nets and had been too lax in preventing illegal drift net usage, although it did not rule specifically whether the French nets called 'thonaille' (a tuna gillnet)--broke the regulation per se.