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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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The objective of this study was to develop a new processing method for data collected by one of the brands of echosounder buoys used by tropical tuna purse seiners, by using data on the vertical distribution of the different fish species and fish sizes at FADs, their corresponding target strength (TS, dB re 1 [m.sup.2]; MacLennan et al., 2002) and weight values, and further parameter optimization against the data from a set of fishing operations on DFADs.
The Tuna fisheries can be duly exploited in offshore waters by Tuna Long Liners, standard and super Purse Seiners and the Tuna Clippers.
This study showed that billfish bycatch by the purse seiners is very low (less than 0.021% of the total tuna catches and less than 10% of the total billfish catches currently reported).
Purse seiner catch rates reached an all-time high for this fishery of 37 t per day in March, up from 21 t per day in January.
The bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic will be closed from 16 June at 00:00 for purse seiners from Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus and Malta and for Spanish purse seiners from 23 June at 00:00.
These are likely used by fishing boats, such as purse seiners and ring netters, which were found inside prohibited areas in municipal waters.
liza was considered an accessory resource occupying the 20th position in the list of species catch by purse seiners and represented less than 0.5% of the annual amount of fish landed by purse seiners off Santa Catarina waters (Schwingel & Occhialini, 2003).
Crivello, Former Managing Owner, Tuna Purse Seiners, and a longtime investor in WD-40 Company
MFD will issue 30 licences Stern Trawlers (Single Boat Pelagic/Midwater Trawling) up to 350 GT, 15 licences for Squid Jiggers up to 350 GT and 5 licences for Tuna Purse Seiners up to 700 GT.
Baddi says that neglect by government, overfishing by foreign trawlers and purse seiners, poor maritime policies, pollution and depletion of mangrove forests are some of the factors that sparked his interest in conservation.
The majority of such vessels are trawlers with some purse seiners.
But purse seiners argue that handline operators, because they target big tuna, also run the risk of catching the big tuna before it can lay their eggs and spawn, said Ambutong Pautong, regional director of the BFAR.