gill net

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a flat fishnet suspended vertically in the water to entangle fish by their gills

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As the winter wears on (and the cast gill-netters take their toll), the trend has been a waning bite in recent years.
John Kitzhaber asking the state Fish and Wildlife Commission to consider moving gill-netters off of the Columbia River's main stem and into shallow side areas and with tribes that hold treaty fishing rights solidly in opposition, Oregon voters should cast a confident vote against Measure 81 in the Nov.
In 1982 the California State Legislature banned the commercial fishing of giant sea bass in California waters, with the caveat of allowing commercial gill-netters to take one giant sea bass per trip.
Already a whopping 120,000 Olive Ridleys have succumbed to illegal fishing and coastal development in Orissa over the past decade, ensnared by trawlers and gill-netters that skim the waters during the nesting season.
We left the morning of December 16th at 8:30 with Leelos and Kuitan towing the gill-netters in two long lines, the boats stretching for about three-quarters of a mile .