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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Drift netters or Gill netters are unable to operate in the area.
John is a professional drift netter off the coast of West Ireland.
The Sea Shepherd, captained by Watson, has become a roving environmental pirate, regularly ramming and sometimes sinking the vessels of whalers and drift netters.