Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of a gill-net; fishing or taking fish with a gill-net.
“The ledge and the hard bottom about it make good gill-netting grounds for cod in the spring months.”
“This is growing steadily in importance as a gill-netting ground.”
“Off Newburyport and N. and SW. of the Isle of Shoals are gill-netting grounds that are much used.”
“This piece of ground is much fished by the gill-netting fleet out of”
“Fishing is done by trawls and hand-lining, and of late years a large and increasing gill-netting fleet has operated in these waters, especially from March to June.”
“Other gill-netting grounds are 8 to 15 miles NE. by”
“But through commercial gill-netting, the average size now is 15 to 20 pounds.”
“The need for gill-netting on Lake Pend Oreille will fade as mackinaw numbers decrease, fisheries managers said.”
“This year, Hickey Brothers has a $460,000 contract with Fish and Game to continue the gill-netting.”
“He credits the gill-netting operation for better kokanee survival, along with an Avista-funded program that pays anglers $15 for each mackinaw they catch.”
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