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gill·net

 (gĭl′nĕt′)
tr.v. gill·net·ted, gill·net·ting, gill·nets
To catch (fish) by means of a gill net.
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gillnet

(ˈɡɪlˌnɛt)
vb (tr)
(Angling) to catch fish using a gill net
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This occurred when Ordinance number 42 was published and then established, in a general way, the minimum mesh size of 70 mm for gillnet, not taking into account the fishing procedures.
The exact cause is not clear, but turtle egg harvesting, coastal gillnet fishing and longline fishing have been blamed.
Still, despite nearly two decades of protection efforts under the national park, the turtle populations are still declining, in large part because of longline fishing and by gillnet boats that trap the turtles during their migrating season near the coasts of Peru and Chile, both nations that have giant fishing industries.
She said that inshore gillnet fishing - where fish are caught in a net's mesh by their gills - could also be killing dolphins.
Additionally, this past September, the Pacific Fishery Management Council passed a measure that would allow exemptions to time and area closures for gillnet fishing intended to protect these species along the California coast.
Factory pollution and gillnet fishing threaten the dolphins most in the Yangtze, said Bai Yunwen, a Beijing animal protection researcher.
The diel depth distribution patterns of ocean sunfish may make them highly susceptible to the drift gillnet fishery off southern California, of which they comprise 26% of the total catch.
We have examined larger animal population dynamics in considering the effect of the sink gillnet fishery on the Gulf of Maine harbor porpoise population and are currently seeking funding to analyze the populations of the North Atlantic right whale, the most endangered of the large whales.
It was disclosed that fishing boat "Bhenlita II" was spotted conducting fishing activity using encircling gillnet approximately three kilometers from Puerto Azul.