purse seining

purse seining
/ˈpɜs seɪnɪŋ/ (say 'pers sayning)

a type of large-scale fishing process in which a long rectangular net which has a weighted bottom edge and a buoyant top is used to trap a school of fish, the line at the bottom being pulled tight to trap the fish.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • purse seining — noun see purse seine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purse seining — See purseseiner. * * * …   Universalium

  • two boat purse seining — purse seining with two boats using very large nets (2.5 km long, 183 m deep, weight 10 tonnes) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • purse-seine — purse seiner. /perrs sayn /, v.i., purse seined, purse seining. to fish using a purse seine. * * * …   Universalium

  • purse-seine — purse seiner. /perrs sayn /, v.i., purse seined, purse seining. to fish using a purse seine …   Useful english dictionary

  • purse seine — noun Date: 1862 a large seine designed to be set by two boats around a school of fish and so arranged that after the ends have been brought together the bottom can be closed • purse seiner noun • purse seining noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purse seiner — /pɜs ˈseɪnə/ (say pers saynuh) noun 1. a person who uses a purse seine to catch fish. 2. a fishing boat designed for purse seining …   Australian English dictionary

  • drum seining — purse seining with shallow nets stored on, and paid out from, a powered drum at the stern of the vessel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • purseseine — purse seine n. A fishing seine that is drawn into the shape of a bag to enclose the catch.   purse seiner n. purse seining n. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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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