eight boat lift net
a coastal Japanese lift net about 200 m in circumference laid on the sea floor by eight boats in an area where fish are expected to pass over it. When a spotter determines fish are over the net it is lifted so that fish are driven to one corner. Used to catch mackerel and sardines. See also two boat, three boat and four boat lift nets

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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