Drift-Net Fishing

Drift-Net Fishing

 

fishing with nets that drift in the water with the current or wind. Drift-net fishing requires that the fish themselves move from place to place. There is river drift-net fishing, which is carried out on a small scale, and marine drift-net fishing, which is used for catching herring and salmon. Marine drift-net fishing is done from boats equipped with instruments for locating the fish and with mechanisms for lifting and emptying the nets.

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IN the beginning, Mama Earth emphasized on ending drift-net fishing, fur trade and factory farming around the world.
Operation North Pacific Guard addresses IUU fishing activities such as large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing. There is significant economic value to these high seas fisheries for all North Pacific nations, and local economies and food security are improved when these fisheries are appropriately regulated.
The plans will have to include the following measures: identification of vessels fishing for turbot or exploiting this resource through bycatches; introduction of a turbot fishing license; ban on drift-net fishing for turbot; designation of authorised ports for turbot landings; development of a detailed plan for systematic control of volumes of turbot landed, logbooks and first sale; reporting on the frequency of inspections and number of inspectors and implementation of a programme for data collection and annual control of the fishery.
He wrote the memorial to Congress from the Oregon State Legislature that convinced the federal government to ban drift-net fishing, a destructive practice that involved dragging giant nets through the water and scooping up everything in their path.
This drift-net fishing has decimated salmon stocks for many years.
The culprit, apparently protesting against the Government's decision to ban drift-net fishing, scrawled the words: "No Samon No Futcher, Thanks FF."
The European Union has already warned the Irish government to stop drift-net fishing or face prosecution.
In 1993, the UN banned drift-net fishing on the high seas.
Small fishing boats in Hokkaido sailed out Monday morning to start this year's drift-net fishing season for salmon and trout in Japan's 200-nautical-mile economic zone in the Pacific.
Fishermen hit by a ban on drift-net fishing for tuna, which has killed dozens of dolphins, were thrown a lifeline by the Government yesterday.
"Drift-net fishing occurs legally on the high seas, so the South Pacific fishery officials considered means to discourage drift-netting in the region by reducing economic incentives," said Wetherall.