entangling net
a vertical gill or trammel net that is hung loosely such that fish become entangled rather than gilled

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Entangling — Entangle En*tan gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entangling}.] 1. To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gill net — a net suspended in the water at varying depths by means of floats on the upper margin and weights on the lower margin. The mesh size determines the size of fishes caught, the fish being entangled around the gill region or gilled. Also called… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • two walled net — an entangling net with one panel of wider mesh than the other so the fish pass through the wider mesh but trap themselves in the bag formed by the smaller mesh after the fish bump into it …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fishing net — A fishing net or fishnet is a net that is used for fishing. Fishing nets are meshes usually formed by knotting a relatively thin thread. Modern nets are usually made of artificial polyamides like nylon, although nets of organic polyamides such as …   Wikipedia

  • gill net — ☆ gill net [gil ] n. a net set upright in the water to catch fish by entangling their gills in its meshes …   English World dictionary

  • white fish in the net — an old Scottish game in which two players hold a plaid stretched out between them for the other players to leap over, and try to foil each attempt by entangling the leaper …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • commercial fishing — Introduction  the taking of fish and other seafood and resources from oceans, rivers, and lakes for the purpose of marketing them.       Fishing is one of the oldest employments of humankind. Ancient heaps of discarded mollusk shells (shell… …   Universalium

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