otter trawl

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otter trawl

[′äd·ər ‚trȯl]
(naval architecture)
A large commercial fishing trawl which uses kitelike wooden boards at the corners of the mouth of the net.
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Spatiotemporal factors affecting fish harvest and their use in estimating the monthly yield of single otter trawls in Putuo district of Zhoushan, China.
Communities inhabiting shelf sand and mud habitats were shown to exhibit important negative short-term impacts when trawled by scallop dredges, beam trawls and otter trawls (Kaiser et al, 2006).
Scallop fisheries in the United Kingdom are the third most economically important fishery and are prosecuted with either dredges (king scallops and queen scallops) or otter trawls (queen scallops).
Otter trawls were used to sample sicklefin chubs and sturgeon chubs in main channel habitats (i.
Using twin-rigged otter trawls, the fishery runs year round and is utilized by just two companies under 20 licenses.
Common commercial methods for catching shrimp and prawns include otter trawls, cast nets, seines, shrimp baiting and dip netting.
The certification assessment will cover all of the cod and haddock fisheries supplying the group and a diversity of harvesting methods including Demersal otter trawls, Danish seine, long lines, hand lines and gill nets.
The commercial catch of sanddabs is mainly accomplished through otter trawls and some by hook-and-line (Allen & Leos 2001).
Two general types of otter trawls were experimented with during the survey: the Atlantic type had two seams and was low-opening (FWS, 1942: Fig.
At least two fisheries using otter trawls and fisheries that catch and discard cod should be among the first evaluations.
From 1992-97, juvenile fish were collected using otter trawls and bag seines in the Rio Grande from its confluence with the Gulf of Mexico to 48.