Drift-Net Fishing

Drift-Net Fishing

 

fishing with nets that drift in the water with the current or wind. Drift-net fishing requires that the fish themselves move from place to place. There is river drift-net fishing, which is carried out on a small scale, and marine drift-net fishing, which is used for catching herring and salmon. Marine drift-net fishing is done from boats equipped with instruments for locating the fish and with mechanisms for lifting and emptying the nets.

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In 1993, the UN banned drift-net fishing on the high seas.
The European Union has already warned the Irish government to stop drift-net fishing or face prosecution.
He wrote the memorial to Congress from the Oregon State Legislature that convinced the federal government to ban drift-net fishing, a destructive practice that involved dragging giant nets through the water and scooping up everything in their path.
This drift-net fishing has decimated salmon stocks for many years.
The culprit, apparently protesting against the Government's decision to ban drift-net fishing, scrawled the words: "No Samon No Futcher, Thanks FF.
In 1988 drift-net fishing began on a small scale in the same area fished by the trollers.
The academics' findings come in the same week as the Government banned drift-net fishing to protect wild salmon stocks.
A North East MEP has backed new laws to ban drift-net fishing in the Baltic Sea.
Small fishing boats in Hokkaido sailed out Monday morning to start this year's drift-net fishing season for salmon and trout in Japan's 200-nautical-mile economic zone in the Pacific.
Fishermen hit by a ban on drift-net fishing for tuna, which has killed dozens of dolphins, were thrown a lifeline by the Government yesterday.
IRISH salmon stocks may disappear for ever unless a ban on drift-net fishing is imposed, it was warned yesterday.
The Green Party has also called for a ban on drift-net fishing.