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- v. Present participle of driftnet.
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A certain development toward offshore fishing took place at the end of the 19th century when cod were caught on the Svalbard banks and driftnetting of herring began off northern Iceland.
Destructive fishing practices—trawling, longlining, driftnetting—have depleted not only targeted species, but also devastated diverse ocean ecosystems and killed millions of sea birds, marine mammals, turtles and countless other creatures as throwaway “bycatch.”
A trio of teenettes, dressed like Prostitute Barbie, approached, driftnetting the width of the pavement.
Trawling, driftnetting, longlining and purse seining are common fishing methods used by the thousands of vessels that set out onto the Mediterranean Sea every day.
Bans on driftnetting have helped, catch limits have helped somewhat more.