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.
He wrote: "All concerned revile the use of drift nets in Mediterranean fisheries, where extensive lengths of deep nets take massive bycatches of cetaceans, turtles and other non-target species.
The Environment Agency will close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
The European Union has reportedly decided to ban the use of drift nets for commercial fishing in the Baltic Sea by 2008.
The Pacific Offshore Take Reduction Team developed a take reduction plan for the California/Oregon drift net swordfish and shark fisheries that included:
I have instructed the Environment Agency to close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
In 1992, the government's fisheries minister made an order which began the phasing out of the drift net fishery for salmon on the Northumberland coast.
An Environment Agency Wales spokesman added, 'Salmon from all parts of England and Wales are exploited in the Irish coastal drift net fishery.
Mr Greene said drift net fishing is one of the greatest threats facing salmon.
Ireland is the only country in Europe that still permits drift net fishing - it is illegal in Canada, Scotland, Iceland and Norway.
I'm just fighting to try and keep the drift net tradition alive ( I'm not interested in any buy-out.
The Irish drift net fishery is now the only large-scale fishery of its kind in the entire North Atlantic.
A spokesman said yesterday: "Under law all wild salmon caught by rod and line anglers must have a blue tag while salmon caught by drift net at sea should have a red tag.
Thus this Irish drift net industry reaps the harvest of returning salmon, a harvest which they had no hand in its production nor its nurturing.
The value to the economy of a salmon caught by an angling tourist is EUR423 but just EUR22 if caught by drift net.