fishing spread
the horizontal opening of a trawl net (rather than its vertical height)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishing — /fish ing/, n. 1. the act of catching fish. 2. the technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish. 3. a place or facility for catching fish. [1250 1300; ME fisshing. See FISH, ING1] * * * or sport fishing Sport of catching fish freshwater… …   Universalium

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  • Fishing trawler — For other types of trawlers, see Trawler (disambiguation). The Irish RSW tank trawler Brendelen[1] in Skagen harbour A fishing trawler (also called a dragger) is a commercial fishing vessel designed to operate fishing trawls. Traw …   Wikipedia

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  • 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

  • Bass fishing — is the sport of angling for the North American gamefish known colloquially as the black bass . There are numerous black bass species considered as gamefish in North America, including largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides ), smallmouth bass (… …   Wikipedia

  • Marlin fishing — Hemingway with his family and four marlin in 1935 Marlin fishing is considered by some game fishermen to be the pinnacle of offshore game fishing, due to the size and power of marlin and the relative rareness and vulnerability of this species. In …   Wikipedia

  • History of fishing — Prehistory Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back at least to the Upper Paleolithic period which began about 40,000 years ago. [ [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/11/1108 bonetool 2.html African Bone Tools Dispute Key Idea… …   Wikipedia

  • Big-game fishing — Big game fishing, often referred to as offshore sportfishing, offshore gamefishing, or blue water fishing is a form of recreational fishing, targeting large fish renowned for their sporting qualities, such as tuna and marlin. HistoryBig game… …   Wikipedia

  • FISH AND FISHING — In the Bible and Talmud The Bible says that humans are to exercise dominion over the fish as well as over all other subhuman life (Gen. 1:28). Fish are divided into clean and unclean by biblical dietary laws: These you may eat, of all that are in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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