drift net


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drift net

a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current
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The vessel was carrying equipment associated with large-scale illegal drift net fishing, including net, net buoys and net spreader on deck.
He wrote: "All concerned revile the use of drift nets in Mediterranean fisheries, where extensive lengths of deep nets take massive bycatches of cetaceans, turtles and other non-target species.
The Environment Agency will close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
The Pacific Offshore Take Reduction Team developed a take reduction plan for the California/Oregon drift net swordfish and shark fisheries that included:
I have instructed the Environment Agency to close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
Now, the environment agency has confirmed a new order which will see the closure of the drift net fishery in the North East by 2022, and phase out the traditional T and J net beach fishery.
The EU has already warned the Irish government to stop drift net fishing or face prosecution.
Mr Greene said drift net fishing is one of the greatest threats facing salmon.
Instead of our Government addressing the problem they are promoting drift net fishing by approving massive quotas.
The Environment Agency says salmon had been in decline for the past 10-15 years, and the Irish drift net fishery had a significant effect.
It would be unfortunate if the Irish drift net industry was to become a political football.
Not only does the mature salmon on its homeward journey fall prey to invisible nylon drift nets, up to 80 miles long, but juveniles, the silvery smolts, setting out on their adventure to Arctic waters, are caught in pelagic trawls, mackerel and herring nets, an estimated 900,000 from the British Isles last year alone.