She explains the effort involved in uniting three groups of fishermen: purse-seiners
, the largest group, who travel the islands chasing and netting fish not more than two miles off shore; setnetters, who buy a permit and a site, live on the beach, and use nets to catch fish from a specific site; and beach-seiners, who also fish from shore but may wander, as long as their nets have one end anchored on shore at all times.
Abstract--Size-related differences in power production and swim speed duration may contribute to the observed deficit of nursing calves in relation to lactating females killed in sets by tuna purse-seiners
in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP).
From the data HNBL has been developing, it is clear that well over 300 international purse-seiners
, long-liners and trawlers are fishing off the East African coastline.
That same year, major canneries including Bumble Bee, Starkist and Chicken of the Sea refused to sell tuna caught by foreign purse-seiners
that kept entrapping dolphins.
The secretary of the former is the owner of a trawler, while the secretary of the latter, Raymond Bugeja, owns a tuna ranch and one of only two purse-seiners
in Malta (which didn't work this year as Malta's quota was allocated to long-line fishermen).