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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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She said: "Fishermen in Wales are rightly concerned by this proposal to ban drift nets.
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.
I have also instructed it to review the Net Limitation Order in five years and evaluate the potential for maintaining net fishing for salmon and sea trout in the region, other than with drift nets, if stock levels allow and if it can be demonstrated to be consistent with national policy and international guidance.
As a result, the Spanish delegation argued that it would be very difficult to convince domestic public opinion in Spain that it had got a good deal on the Mediterranean Regulation, if no definition on drift nets was included.
It could be the first signs that the stocking of the river with spring fish coupled with the end of the North East drift net fishery is beginning to pay off.
The European Union has reportedly decided to ban the use of drift nets for commercial fishing in the Baltic Sea by 2008.
Drift nets hang like a curtain from floats on the water's surface.
Drift nets which rob the Rivers Wye and Usk of their salmon stocks have been removed by a conservation group.
Using long lines, drift nets, and trawlers has about the same mentality as setting a grass fire to drive a herd of buffalo over a cliff.
Would you talk about the problems of deep sea drift nets and the effectiveness of the international ban on them?
Nearly 4,500 black-footed albatrosses were killed in drift nets in 1990 alone.
State Department the four countries failed to agree on a ban of the use of drift nets and trawl nets in the North Pacific.