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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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In recent testimony at Senate hearings on the dolphin problem, Greenpeace USA called for a four-year phase-out of purse seining, but the plea fell on deaf ears.
One observer said crew members threw explosives to chase him below deck when purse seining caused high dolphin mortality.
However, the wind regime is instrumental in determining the tactics of purse seining for tuna; therefore I used seasonal strata based on atmospheric rather than on hydrological processes.
Menhaden vessel captains keep daily purse seining activity logs (Captain's Daily Fishing Reports, or CDFR's; Smith, 1991) that tabulate individual purse seine sets by location and distance from shore, and provide an at-sea estimate of the quantity of each purse seine catch.
Moreover, South Carolina prohibits purse seining within its state territorial sea.
The Regulation of Fleet Capacity in Norwegian Purse Seining.
1]y to do various experiments with drop methodology and catch monitoring in purse seining.
The Canadian technical team brought by the government to the Seychelles Polytechnic to develop a new course to train fishermen in purse seining techniques is part of the commercial fishing development program.
As purse seining became the dominant gear, the fleet expanded its operations to offshore regions of the eastern Pacific, to the Atlantic in some years, and in the late 1970's and particularly after 1982, to the western Pacific.