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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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However, the wind regime is instrumental in determining the tactics of purse seining for tuna; therefore I used seasonal strata based on atmospheric rather than on hydrological processes.
Menhaden vessel captains keep daily purse seining activity logs (Captain's Daily Fishing Reports, or CDFR's; Smith, 1991) that tabulate individual purse seine sets by location and distance from shore, and provide an at-sea estimate of the quantity of each purse seine catch.
"Tuna Purse Seining Technology in the Western Pacific." Forum Fisheries Agency Workshop on National Tuna Fishing Operations, Tarawa, Kiribati, 28 May-2 June.
In recent testimony at Senate hearings on the dolphin problem, Greenpeace USA called for a four-year phase-out of purse seining, but the plea fell on deaf ears.
Purse seining for bluefin tuna is normally permitted between 1 January and 30 June.
He has been actively revolved in many of the major fisheries issues of the past two decades, including tuna/dolphin purse seining, sea turtles/shrimp trawling, mercury in seafood, and the impacts of the growing longlining fleet on a number of target and bycatch species.
"The Regulation of Fleet Capacity in Norwegian Purse Seining." In Mollett (1986), pp.
The Canadian technical team brought by the government to the Seychelles Polytechnic to develop a new course to train fishermen in purse seining techniques is part of the commercial fishing development program.