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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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Welsh boat owners, who typically use 200-300 yards of drift netting, feel they are being penalised for breaches more commonly seen in Mediterranean waters, where giant nets, more than 2.
John Power of the Irish Hotels Federation added a wild salmon caught by an tourist is worth EUR423 to the economy compared to EUR22 for one caught by drift netting.
The Environment Agency, which licences fishing in England and Wales, confirmed 52 out of the 68 remaining netsmen have accepted a voluntary compensation scheme to quit drift netting in order to support the conservation of salmon stocks.
There's a possibility that decreased drift netting intensity in the salmon's far-off feeding grounds may have something to do with it.