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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AFISHERMAN who illegally set a drift net in a conservation area and overstated his catches to the Environment Agency by more than PS17,000 worth of fish is now relying on benefits after losing his licence.
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.S.
The Welsh Government was not informed of the EC's drift net consultations, which concluded last summer.
SALMON fishermen have until the end of the month to reel in EUR30million compensation for the drift net ban.
There was also a final, more subtle issue that needed to be addressed at Council, relating to the definition of drift nets. 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 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.
In a proposal adopted on 19 September, the definition is proposed that "drift net means any gillnet held on the sea surface or at a certain distance below it by floating devices, drifting with the current either independently or with the boat to which it may be attached.
It is hard to believe that not only is drift net fishing permitted but the Government continues to approve increased quotas for salmon.
THE GOVERNMENT is being urged to justify an "irrational" decision to end the region's traditional salmon drift net fishery by 2022.
The Environment Agency Wales said the Irish drift net fishery is perhaps the main exploiter of some stocks.