purse seine


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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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prohibition against transhipment at sea by purse seine vessels.
Purse seine fishing involves encircling schools of fish with very
Based on the scoring result of the analysis of biological aspects indicate that the fishing gear pole and line ranks first priority of the next gear hand line and purse seine are on the second and third priorities with the composition of the catch pole and line and hand line only skipjack tuna only, while the catch purse seine more than two fish species.
In spite of the regulative measures established by MPA, purse seine fishery management based solely in the Brazilian sardine life cycle could affect the biological sustainability of the other components of the capture.
Because vertical depth limits between small and large tunas may be vague, a preliminary limit was initially set at 80 m depth, and was then re-adjusted in agreement with a set of 21 purse seine fishing operations conducted on DFADs in the Atlantic Ocean (see Parameter optimization section).
Catch Performance Of The Purse Seines For The Neretic Tuna Fishing In The Strait Of Malacca.
The Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) reported that the reduction fishery peaked in the 1950s, when purse seine landings skyrocketed to over 700,000 metric tons (1956), and at that time, over 20 large reduction houses existed up and down the eastern seaboard.
"We've always had our sardines based in extra virgin olive oil, but our customers have asked for a water-packed, so we finally did it and it has been accepted very well and picked up by Sprouts Farmers Markets and some Whole Foods divisions," says Joshua Scherz, manager at Purse Seine Holdings, based in Natick, Mass.
"The small fish die and only the big fish are taken," says Ali Sd, a 23-year old fisherman lounging in a white chair near the Sidon seafront, speaking about the purse seine nets that hamper his profession.
Factory tuna boats using giant purse seine nets send speedboats and helicopters into the park to drive schools of tuna outside the sanctuary and into their holds.
More than 250 fishing boats are moored at Fisherman's Terminal at Pier 91, including purse seine vessels, gillnet boats, trollers, Iongline vessels, crab boats, catcher trawlers, factory trawlers, processors and tenders.