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gill net

Syllabification: gill net

Definition of gill net in English:

noun

A fishing net that is hung vertically so that fish get trapped in it by their gills.
Example sentences
  • Speaking as a former bailiff in the region, I can assure you that many island crofters prefer the use of a gill net to a fishing rod.
  • The monofilament gill net is an unforgiving device, designed to snag and tear the gills.
  • The main focus of most efforts to restrict gear is the gill net, considered to be the main cause of the depletion of local fisheries.

Derivatives

gill-netter

1
noun
Example sentences
  • He stated that he saw an 800 lb blue marlin in the fish-market in Dublin sometime in the mid 1980's when the Spanish and French gill-netters were hard at work off the Porcupine bank, south-west of Ireland.
  • Government agencies are reportedly subsidizing gill-netters to remove the fish and pushing regulations that require anglers to keep and kill any bass they land.
  • Over the last decade or so, an estimated 100,000 turtles have died on the Orissa coast, caught in the nets of trawlers and gill-netters that continue to illegally ply the waters during the nesting season.

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