gill net

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gill net

[′gil ‚net]
(engineering)
A net that entangles the gill covers of fish.
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The measure's sponsors, a curious coalition of conservation groups, wealthy sport fishermen and businesses that cater to them, have inaccurately depicted the 200 commercial gill-netters who work the Columbia as indiscriminate killers of marine life who threaten endangered salmon runs.
Oregon's gill-netters are themselves an endangered species.
But if the fishery were more robust, the gill-netter and the angler wouldn't have to fight over that one fish - there would be more fish for both.