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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High seas drift net fishing kills huge amounts of fish, birds and marine mammals with nets suspended for miles.
Curbs on drift nets have been in place on European waters since 1992 but illegal use has been reported amongst French and Italian fishermen.
Only 15 salmon drift net licences remain between Amble and Whitby and Mr Armstrong believes their removal will prevent younger generations of fishermen and their families from entering the industry.
Spain's concerns arise from the fact that it has recognised that a type of net used by its fishermen - known as a tonnaille net - is in fact a drift net, and is illegal in the Mediterranean under existing EU regulation.
The buying out of the North East drift nets has also proved beneficial and might be the reason for the slight improvement on the Tay.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-23 March 2004-EU to ban drift nets in the Baltic Sea - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
California's drift net swordfish and shark fisheries operate under special limited entry permits, with 123 permittees actively fishing in California in 1998.
In 1992 the Government began the process of closing the salmon and sea trout drift net fishery along the Northumberland coastline.
It is hard to believe that not only is drift net fishing permitted but the Government continues to approve increased quotas for salmon.
The National Fishing Federation of Fishermen's Organisation (NFFO) has said it will be doing all in its power to overturn an order newly agreed by the Environment Agency which will close the region's drift net fishery of salmon and trout.
The Environment Agency Wales said the Irish drift net fishery is perhaps the main exploiter of some stocks.
He added: "To save the salmon we need to stop drift net fishing.