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otter trawl

noun
1.
a trawl net equipped with otter boards.
Compare beam trawl.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • There is no state-run observer program for the otter trawl fishery.
  • The otter trawl portion of the database has been reviewed here because of its extensive coverage of shallow sloughs.
  • The principal gear used in commercial fishing for summer flounder is the otter trawl.
  • Mesh size groups were formed for otter trawl and gillnet gear types.
  • The primary fishing gear used to catch red hake is the otter trawl.
  • We often use an otter trawl to collect in these habitats.
  • Length frequency and age structure sampling priorities in the mid-water otter trawl, purse seine and pair trawl fisheries.
  • Commercial fishing changed at the turn of the century, with the introduction of the steam engine and mechanized otter trawl gear.

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