purse seine


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purse seine

[′pərs ‚sān]
(engineering)
A net that can be dropped by two boats to encircle a school of fish, then pulled together at the bottom and raised, thereby catching the fish.
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could not be labeled "dolphin-safe" if it was caught using purse seine nets that were intentionally deployed on or encircled about dolphins.
These critics argued that the modified purse seine technique had reduced dolphin mortality so greatly that a blanket exclusion of the purse seine catch was no longer ecologically necessary.
Golden shiner abundances were estimated from hydroacoustic surveys and purse seine catches.
purse seine vessels can target species in the western Pacific tuna fishery.
More than 6 million dolphins have been killed in purse seines since the technique was first developed in the late 1950s, and the slaughter continues as the M.
The purse seine fleet was introduced in Brazil by Spanish immigrants in the early 20th Century, searching for the Brazilian sardine (Sardinella brasiliensis) along the coast of Rio de Janeiro (Diegues, 1983).
It concluded that tuna fisheries using purse seine gear-which involves nets and often FADs (flotillas which attract tuna but also non-target species)-burned 368 litres of fuel per live weight tonne of landings.
Age and size composition of the Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, purse seine catch, 1963-71, with a brief discussion of the fishery.
A purse seine permit needed to catch pink salmon in the Sound used to sell for $300,000.
Summary statistics for the Norwegian purse seine fleet for the years 1969 to 1973 are presented in Table 1.
In 2016, it received the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for skipjack and yellowfin tuna purse seine and pole-and-line fishery.