Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seine which may be pursed or drawn into the shape of a bag.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A single modern purse-seine fishing vessel, like those used in the Mediterranean to annihilate their bluefin tuna population, can capture several thousand adult bluefin in one encirclement of its net.

    Matt Rigney: The BP Oil Spill: Spilt Milk

  • Fishing net entanglement—in trawl nets, gill nets, and purse-seine nets—is a long-standing problem that involves both commercial fishing vessels and small-scale, local fishing boats.

    The Great Penguin Rescue

  • Improvements in fishing equipment (more powerful engines, hydroacoustic equipment, and the purse-seine net in the mid 1960s) have changed the nature of the fisheries.

    North Sea large marine ecosystem

  • Over-harvesting of fish has only increased over the years, as ships have become bigger and more "efficient" methods of harvesting fish (e.g. the purse-seine net,) have been developed.

    AP Environmental Science Chapter 19- First-Order Effects

  • Large schools of surface dwelling (pelagic) fish, such as tuna, are caught by purse-seine fishing in which a net surrounds them and then closes like a drawstring purse.

    AP Environmental Science Chapter 12- Biological

  • There are various other appliances used for fish capture in different parts of the world, such as the purse-seine net, the trammel net, the otter-trawl net,

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • There are various other appliances used for fish capture in different parts of the world, such as the purse-seine net, the trammel net, the otter-trawl net, &c.; and, as I have already pointed out, the most scathing satire on our fisheries is to find all these necessary means for catching fish regarded as curiosities.

    The Art of Living in Australia ; together with three hundred Australian cookery recipes and accessory kitchen information by Mrs. H. Wicken

  • While the coho and the humpback, which came about the same time, and the dog salmon, which comes last of all -- but each to function in the same manner and sequence -- laid in the salt-water bays, resting, it would seem, before the last and most terrible struggle of their brief existence, the gill-net fishermen and the cannery purse-seine boats took toll of them.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • When September days brought the cohoes in full force along with cooler nights and a great burst of rain that drowned the forest fires and cleared away the enshrouding smoke, leaving only the pleasant haze of autumn, the Folly Bay purse-seine boats went out to work.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • Well, Gower has the Folly Bay license, and a couple of purse-seine licenses, and that just about gives him the say-so on all the waters around Squitty, besides a couple of good bays on the

    Poor Man's Rock

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