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gill net

[′gil ‚net]
(engineering)
A net that entangles the gill covers of fish.
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The state stops short of outlawing gill nets, but a fledgling Marine Fisheries Commission implements a 2-fish per person kingfish limit in state waters (effectively ending kingfish netting within 3 miles of shore on the Atlantic coast, 9 miles on the Gulf), but netting would (and does, albeit under trip limits and much-reduced quotas) continue in federal waters.
4) In Dominica, fishing experiments were conducted in 1992 with longlines and gill nets.
In addition, there has been a decrease in mean length of fish caught by purse seines and gill nets from 1992 to 1995 (Lucena, 1997).
Surface-oriented behavior has also been described for white seabass during courtship periods within the hours preceding sunset (Aalbers and Drawbridge, 2008), periods when fish may be more vulnerable to spear fishermen and surface gill nets.
Most folks, understandably, don't quite know the difference between gill nets, which primarily entangle fish, and seine nets, which pocket fish without normally gilling them.
Gill nets are vertical panels of netting normally set in a straight line.
Unselective gill nets take their unintended tolls in every sea around the world.
Key words: sand pit, biomass, common carp, gizzard shad, Nebraska, rotenone, standardized sampling, electrofishing, gill nets, trap nets
In this project, 530 specimens of Gulf corvina were collected from commercial gill net fisheries in the Colorado River Delta region in Sonora, Mexico, to characterize population structure, age and growth patterns, age and size at sexual maturity and batch fecundity.
Fishing will still be allowed inside the zone but the use of floating houses, fish cages and gill nets will be banned as they risk endangering the dolphins.
During the ban, the coastguard monitors vessels for both shrimp fishing and illegal fishing which consists of fishermen using nylon gill nets and trawling and they are told to prioritise shrimping offences.
A number of tuna, believed to be Bonito, between 2kg and 3kg, have been taken in salmon and gill nets from Amble to Whitby.