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1. Gillnets are seriously damaging Belize’s marine environment, and with it, the country’s tourism industry and commercial fishery

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2. Gillnets—some up to a mile long—indiscriminately kill marine life while threatening commercial fishing stocks, sport fishing species, manatees, dolphins, turtles, and …

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3. Incidental catches in Gillnets, mostly of juvenile individuals, is the most serious problem for the species throughout its distribution range, probably since the end of World War II

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4. Gillnets are walls of netting that drift (“drift” Gillnets) or are anchored (“set” Gillnets) in the water, designed so that fish get stuck around their gills when they try to swim through

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5. Gillnets are long rectangular panels of netting with diamond-shaped mesh that are held vertically in the water column and anchored to the ocean floor at either end

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6. NOTE: These paneled Gillnets can be special ordered in other color patterns not listed here but may be subject to minimum production runs

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7. Salmon Gillnets are machine-made from multifilament strands of nylon

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8. Herring Gillnets are monofilament (one strand nylon)

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9. Gillnets generally have low environmental impacts with minimal seabed interaction

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10. While particular species of fish can be targeted by area, Gillnets do carry the risk of bycatch (accidental capture of unwanted species) and interaction with

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11. Characteristics: Overview Gillnets and entangling nets are strings of single, double or triple netting walls, vertical, near by the surface, in midwater on on the bottom, in which fish will gill, entangle or enmesh

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12. Gillnets and entangling nets have floats on the upper line (headrope) and, in general, weights on the ground-line (footrope).

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13. Since the 1970s, fishermen off the California coast have been using a fishing technique that indiscriminately kills everything in its path — drift Gillnets

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14. Seattle Marine offers a variety of Gillnets for your fishing needs

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15. Gillnets can be set in one place with anchors (Figs

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16. Gillnets are very detrimental to sharks and are considered one of the main reasons for the broad-scale absence of sharks on reefs in the greater Caribbean (Ward-paige et al., 2010)

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17. Gillnets are intentionally used to catch sharks, but sharks can also be victims of gillnet by-catch

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18. Reliable mitigation measures for Gillnets or purse seines do not yet exist, though approaches that seek to increase the visibility of nets to birds show initial promise (Martin & Crawford, 2015)

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19. Drift Gillnets End the "Walls of Death" Oceana campaigns to phase out and prohibit wasteful swordfish drift Gillnets off California while replacing them with clean fishing gear that provide a domestic swordfish fishery without harming marine mammals and sea turtles.

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21. Large mesh drift Gillnets, which are between a mile and a mile-and-a-half long and can extend 200 feet below the ocean surface, are left in the ocean overnight to …

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22. We do applaud the opposition to this policy from Chair Carpenter and Commissioners Smith, Graybill, and Baker, and their points of concern that include Gillnets being considered non-selective, concurrence issues with Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s fishery policies, and recognizing that this new policy is a bigger problem than it is a

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23. While Gillnets are used to catch herring, salmon and halibut in parts of the United States, the mesh size used to catch such fish is small enough that the nets tend to deflect, rather than

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24. Gillnets are single, double, or triple layers of net suspended vertically in the water column

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25. Adjustment of the floats and weights allows Gillnets to be positioned at varying depth, depending on the target species.

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26. The fishing bill’s sponsors said large-mesh drift Gillnets, which measure between 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) and 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) long and can extend 200 feet (60.9 meters) below the surface of the ocean, are left in the waters overnight to catch swordfish and thresher sharks.

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27. Gillnets almost exclusively caught fish between 60 and 70 cm, mostly mature females (about 90%)

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28. Unlawful Gillnets in Mexico have pushed the critically endangered vaquita to the brink of extinction, for example

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29. The vaquita is the world’s smallest porpoise that lives in the turbid waters of the Gulf of California, where those Gillnets target

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30. The vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise species, which typically measures 5 feet long and weighs less than 100 pounds, can be killed through the use of Gillnets.

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31. In the course of normal fishing practice, Gillnets and other entangling nets capture and kill large numbers of seabirds, sea mammals, and sea turtles

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32. “Instead of compromising on conservation and devolving Columbia River fisheries into conflict and chaos, we urge the Commission to adopt a policy consistent with the State of Oregon’s rules, and which also includes a plan for fully transitioning Gillnets

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33. Allowing commercial Gillnets in the main channel of the river is a "highly controversial" move that would "negatively impact recreational fisheries from the river's mouth to …

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34. Nearshore Set Gillnets For over 25 years, the southern California sportfishing community watched the white seabass and halibut resource continue to decline, knowing the cause was Gillnets

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35. Nearshore “Set” Gillnets made of monofilament anchor to the bottom and …

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36. Bill banning large mesh drift Gillnets passed Congress last year but was vetoed by President Trump Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today reintroduced the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill to phase out harmful large mesh drift Gillnets used in federal waters off the coast of California – the only

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37. Bans large mesh drift Gillnets that indiscriminately kill or severely injure many endangered, protected marine species Washington—The Senate last night unanimously passed the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) to phase out harmful large mesh drift Gillnets utilized in

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38. But, he noted, Gillnets are useful tools for removing large numbers of hatchery fish from the system, and preventing them from reaching spawning areas and weakening the genetics of wild stocks

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GILLNETS [ˈɡil ˌnet]

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What is the definition of a gill net?

gill net. noun. Definition of gill net (Entry 2 of 2) : a flat net suspended vertically in the water with meshes that allow the head of a fish to pass but entangle the gills upon withdrawal.

What does gillnetter mean?

Definition of gillnetter. : a boat equipped for or engaged in fishing with gill nets also : a person who fishes with a gill net.

Where does the word gillnet come from in a sentence?

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What are the different types of gillnets?

A variety of regulations and factors determine the mesh size, length, and height of commercial gillnets, including area fished and target species. There are two main types of gillnets: Set gillnets are attached to poles fixed in the substrate or an anchor system to prevent movement of the net.

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