drift net


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drift net

a large fishing net supported by floats or attached to a drifter that is allowed to drift with the tide or current
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Appearing at Sunderland Magistrates' Court, the 66-year-old admitted setting a drift net from his boat inside the Wear Conservation Zone on August 16 last year and failing to correctly complete the catch return logbook issued to him.
High seas drift net fishing kills huge amounts of fish, birds and marine mammals with nets suspended for miles.
Curbs on drift nets have been in place on European waters since 1992 but illegal use has been reported amongst French and Italian fishermen.
Spain's concerns arise from the fact that it has recognised that a type of net used by its fishermen - known as a tonnaille net - is in fact a drift net, and is illegal in the Mediterranean under existing EU regulation.
The buying out of the North East drift nets has also proved beneficial and might be the reason for the slight improvement on the Tay.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-23 March 2004-EU to ban drift nets in the Baltic Sea - report(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Only 15 salmon drift net licences remain between Amble and Whitby and Mr Armstrong believes their removal will prevent younger generations of fishermen and their families from entering the industry.
Despite being notorious among environmentalists for their impact on whales and dolphins, drift nets, a fishing method restricted by several different EU regulations, have not until now actually been formally defined at European level - something the European Commission is now set to change.
In 1992 the Government began the process of closing the salmon and sea trout drift net fishery along the Northumberland coastline.
An Environment Agency Wales spokesman added, 'Salmon from all parts of England and Wales are exploited in the Irish coastal drift net fishery.
He added: "To save the salmon we need to stop drift net fishing."
Ireland is the only country in Europe that still permits drift net fishing - it is illegal in Canada, Scotland, Iceland and Norway.