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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, it is not clear that any of these energy-saving strategies will be consistently attainable by spotted dolphin calves during herd movements associated with evading or escaping sets by tuna purse-seiners in the ETP.
Given the model results presented here, it appears that further research and perhaps management actions should be implemented to better understand and reduce the risk of separation of mothers and calves during sets by tuna purse-seiners in the ETP.
Behavioral contributions to separation and subsequent mortality of dolphin calves chased by tuna purse-seiners in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.