Definition of otter trawl in English:

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otter trawl

noun

A trawl net fitted with an otter board.
Example sentences
  • In deeper habitats an otter trawl was towed for two minutes.
  • The salmon fisheries' adoption of pound nets and fish wheels in the 1870s and the introduction of the otter trawl net in 1905 increased catches.
  • All individuals were captured by otter trawls, gillnets, or handlines.
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