trawl line


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trawl line

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Noun1.trawl line - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)trawl line - a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)
fishing line - a length of cord to which the leader and float and sinker and hook are attached
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Speaking from Tully Hospital, Queensland, the fisherman said the boat's trawl line had snagged on seaweed and sank 'in five seconds'.
These trawl lines consisted of buoyed, set lines strung out in the water from which hung many smaller lines at intervals all baited often with hundreds of hooks.
He argued that the prevailing wisdom was that cod seines, along with trawl lines recently being introduced into the fishery, were the only means by which the Newfoundland fishing industry could recover from shortfalls in catches.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with a fishing cooperative on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on reparations by the MSDF for its submarine's accidental severing of the trawl lines of tuna fishing boats.
The MSDF headquarters said the submarine's captain reported that he could not feel the trawl lines being cut and acknowledged that the submarine's sonic radar had not detected any objects, but added that the existence of the video and the route of the Hamashio indicate there is "no doubt" that the lines had been severed by the submarine.