purse seine

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a seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and then closed at the bottom by means of a line

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The Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) reported that the reduction fishery peaked in the 1950s, when purse seine landings skyrocketed to over 700,000 metric tons (1956), and at that time, over 20 large reduction houses existed up and down the eastern seaboard.
We've always had our sardines based in extra virgin olive oil, but our customers have asked for a water-packed, so we finally did it and it has been accepted very well and picked up by Sprouts Farmers Markets and some Whole Foods divisions," says Joshua Scherz, manager at Purse Seine Holdings, based in Natick, Mass.
Fishes were collected monthly from February 1980 through July 1981 at 22 bottom trawl and 16 purse seine sites.
The purse seine is a large fishing net made of long wall netting with hanging purse rings that is usually used by industrial fishing companies.
Last year Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla Miranda announced the creation of an expanded bioreserve--the Seamounts Marine Management Area--that will expand the purse seine no-fishing zone around the island by more than 1,000 nautical square miles.
Given that illegal Libyan vessels are ready to set sail from France and Malta if not stopped in their tracks, European Union institutions also bear a significant responsibility to ensure this year's purse seine fishing season is closed," said Sergi Tudela of WWF.
Age and size composition of the Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, purse seine catch, 1963-71, with a brief discussion of the fishery.
An historic measure to close four pockets of waters flanking their borders, to tuna purse seine fishing was rejected by the EU and South Korea, although it's in the interests of all fishing nations to support them.
He added: "We have also purchased a pelagic trawler to obtain more fishing days than what we currently manage with our purse seine fleet.
The Commission took the decision to intervene and close the purse seine fishery after France had failed to recall its fleet.
The closure of the purse seine fishery is necessary to protect the fragile stock of bluefin tuna and to ensure its recovery," the commission said.
The ICCAT decided to limit an annual purse seine fishing season for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean to two months from April 15.
These will now be shared between Spain, Portugal and France, with Spain receiving 73% of the 4 annual purse seine licences over the six-year deal and France 27%.
We wrapped it in purse seine netting; in the process we accidentally wrapped up a six-foot blue shark that was feeding on the whale.