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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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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.
Sparse landings during the late 1980's were attributable to low fish meal prices and consequently, reduced purse seining activity from the port of Beaufort.
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.