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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long fishing line towed by a boat and supporting many smaller lines bearing baited hooks. Also called trawl, trawl line, trotline.

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  • n. a long fishing line with many shorter lines and hooks attached to it (usually suspended between buoys)

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  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission, established by Canada and the United States in 1923 to manage the halibut resource, determined that factors such as over-exploitation by the setline fishery, juvenile halibut bycatch, and adverse environmental conditions led to the decline in abundance [166].

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the North Pacific (Bering Sea)

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