drift net

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a large fishnet supported by floats

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The vessel was carrying equipment associated with large-scale illegal drift net fishing, including net, net buoys and net spreader on deck.
Stocks also received a boost with the end of drift net fishing off Irish coasts this year.
DRIFT net fishing off the Cork and Kerry coast is said to be the main cause of the crisis in wild salmon stocks around the country, according to a leading fishing organisation.
He added: "To save the salmon we need to stop drift net fishing.
It is hard to believe that not only is drift net fishing permitted but the Government continues to approve increased quotas for salmon.