trawl fishing
Spillet fishing Spil"let fish`ing, Spilliard fishing Spil"liard fish`ing, A system or method of fishing by means of a number of hooks set on snoods all on one line; -- in North America, called {trawl fishing}, {bultow}, or {bultow fishing}, and {long-line fishing}. [1913 Webster]

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  • trawl fishing — a series of hooks on snoods set along one line. Also called spilliard fishing, spillet fishing or bultow fishing. See also boulter, spiller, trot line, longline, etc …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • trawl-fishing — A type of active fishing method in which a large bag like net is drawn along behind a boat in order to target either demersal or pelagic fish species. Many variations on this model exist …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • Fishing in Portugal — Fishing is a major economic activity in Portugal. The country has a long tradition in the sector, and is among the countries in the world with the highest fish consumption per capita. [pt icon PESSOA, M.F.; MENDES, B.; OLIVEIRA, J.S. [http://igbp …   Wikipedia

  • trawl — or trawlnet [trôl] n. [< ? MDu traghel, dragnet < ? L tragula: see TRAIL] 1. a large, baglike net dragged by a boat along the bottom of a fishing bank: also trawlnet ☆ 2. a long line supported by buoys, from which many short fishing lines… …   English World dictionary

  • Trawl — Trawl, n. 1. A fishing line, often extending a mile or more, having many short lines bearing hooks attached to it. It is used for catching cod, halibut, etc.; a boulter. [U. S. & Canada] [1913 Webster] 2. A large bag net attached to a beam with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trawl´a|ble — trawl «trl», noun, verb. –n. 1. a large, strong net dragged along the bottom of the sea, used in commercial fishing, dredging for deep sea scientific specimens, or the like. 2. a strong line supported by buoys and having many short lines with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fishing — Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in catching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing fly — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing line — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fishing net — Fishing Fish ing, a. [From {Fishing}, n.] Pertaining to fishing; used in fishery; engaged in fishing; as, fishing boat; fishing tackle; fishing village. [1913 Webster] {Fishing fly}, an artificial fly for fishing. {Fishing line}, a line used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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