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 .