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[lawng-lahyn, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌlaɪn, ˈlɒŋ-/
a heavy and very long fishing line with a large number of baited hooks, used in deep-sea commercial fishing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Commercial longline fishing operations are known to contribute to the decline of sea turtle populations.
  • He advocates creating more marine protected areas and temporary longline fishing closures in areas where sea turtles are common.
  • Gear types included are demersal longline, groundfish trawl, and groundfish pot.

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