fishing gear


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Noun1.fishing gear - gear used in fishingfishing gear - gear used in fishing      
bobber, bobfloat, cork, bob - a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line
fishhook - a sharp barbed hook for catching fish
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
fishing pole, fishing rod - a rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line
gaff - an iron hook with a handle; used for landing large fish
appurtenance, paraphernalia, gear - equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
gig - a cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
harpoon - a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
landing net - a bag-shaped fishnet on a long handle to take a captured fish from the water
reel - winder consisting of a revolving spool with a handle; attached to a fishing rod
fishgig, fizgig, gig, lance, spear - an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
spinner - fisherman's lure; revolves when drawn through the water
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Release date- 26082019 - How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed?
Remba Island Beach Management Unit Network Chairman Semekiah Mamra, said the Ugandan security officials confiscated the Kenyans' fishing gear.
Interactions between seals and fishing gear include depredation of fish catches by seals and bycatch of seals in fishing gear.
Ten fishing boats, fishing gear and fish were confiscated.
The study which published in the journal of Endangered Species Research, stated such entanglement mostly involving lost or discarded fishing gear is a "far lesser threat" to sharks and rays than commercial fishing, but the suffering it causes is a major animal welfare concern.
The rest is made up primarily of other fishing gear, including ropes, oyster spacers, eel traps, crates, and baskets.
Witnesses to sea mammals caught up in fishing gear are being urged to report sightings to a new agency set up to help animals in distress after the latest tragic whale death in Caithness.
The suspects together with the seized dinghy, OBM, unauthorized net and other fishing gear were handed over to the office of the Fisheries Inspector in Muttur.
However, nesting habitats of this population are being compromised due to human activities such as bycatch in fishing gear, entanglement in abandoned and lost fishing gear at sea, boat strikes, disturbance on beaches from beach driving, and disorientation due to light pollution.
Lost fishing gear is a major threat to life in the oceans.
representatives will be on hand with their latest 2019 fishing gear and apparel.
Lost fishing gear - known as ghost nets - are a major threat to life in the oceans.