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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John acknowledged that this year is most likely to be the last for drift netters.
Drift netters or Gill netters are unable to operate in the area.
T]he petty officer third class is part of the intricate workings of the 378-foot high endurance cutter on its mission to intercept illegal drift netters.