- gillnet, monofilament gillnet
A type of passive fishing gear consisting of panels of net held vertically in the water column, either in contact with the seabed or suspended from the sea surface, such that fish attempting to swim through them are entangled. The mesh size of the net determines the size range of fish caught, as smaller fish are able to swim through the meshes; see also driftnet.
Fisheries — dictionary. Aardward. 2004.