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gill net

[′gil ‚net]
(engineering)
A net that entangles the gill covers of fish.
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Caption: FWC officers and staff untangle a confiscated, illegal gill net with dead fish that was taken from a Florida waterway.
Considerable quantities occur throughout the lake [Erie], except in Chautauqua County, New York, west of Irving, and in Maumee Bay and River, where the catch is small." Sturgeon were taken primarily by gill net and set line, with a staggering 3.66 million pounds taken in Buffalo and Erie County that year.
A 60-foot gill net was seized and three similar nets were discovered in a vehicle belonging to one of the men.
Drift nets or Gill nets and OBM boats have been damaged by the metal poles.
Deployment of gill nets overnight has been the only successful method documented for capturing Spiny Dogfish in Eelgrass beds (this study; Farrer 2009).
Hake (Merluccius merluccius L., 1758) ghost fishing by gill nets off the Algarve (southern Portugal).
Gill nets are vertical panels of netting normally set in a straight line.
Slooten and her colleagues say one of the greatest threats to the Maui's dolphin is entanglement in gill nets --vertical mesh nets left in the ocean for long periods.
But an equally wasteful travesty is the little-known annual catch and incidental mortality of hundreds of thousands of seabirds each year in gill nets strung out for miles in many of the best fishing zones.
The abundance of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) found after rotenone application was better represented from boat electrofishing sampling than gill nets. The total biomass found in Mormon Island West at the time of lake renovation was 982.1 kg/ha with 90% of that biomass composed of gizzard shad and common carp.