from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mode of fishing

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A commercial fishing technique in which a net is dragged by a moving boat
  • verb Present participle of trawl.


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  • Louise Jury talks with Meadows for the Evening Standard, where Derek Malcolm writes, "It is as if, in trawling through his own past again, he has hit upon some basic truths and pointed them up in a self-penned script with obvious emotional honesty."

    GreenCine Daily: This Is England. In England.

  • It's got an ambitious agenda of chronicling what all the hot blogs are talking about, and I certainly fathom the difficulties involved in trawling every blog for content, but half the time the site times out and the other half it misses blogs that are fairly well-known.

    Everyone's Dirty Little Secret

  • I suppose the only problem with fuller debate and candidate trawling is that it takes time, is done in the glare of the media spotlight, and tends to bring out the worst in all concerned.

    Runners & Riders

  • There’s little evidence [average consumers] are interested in trawling the blogosphere to find weight loss technqiues or tales of plucky kiddies beating the odds.

    “Most people are morons” « Squash

  • There’s little evidence they are interested in trawling the blogosphere to find weight loss technqiues or tales of plucky kiddies beating the odds.

    Why RSS will never “break through” « Squash

  • And, just in case you hadn't guessed, only does Clover now grandly inform us that "this efficient but unselective way of killing animals is called trawling".

    Stop blaming the fishermen – Part I

  • It uses the information to claim that "this type of fishing practice" – and then lumps beam trawling with otter trawling, which is claims are "particularly prone to picking up unwanted species, because they are inherently indiscriminate".


  • 'A very large amount of the deep sea is under threat from bottom trawling, which is one of the most destructive forms of fishing.

    Home | Mail Online

  • It would not be a “vessel restricted in her ability to maneuver” as those are vessels which are restricted due to specialized operations, such as trawling or dredging.

    Waldo Jaquith - M’ville: Goode’s got nothin’ to do with it…kind of.

  • Fishing techniques such as trawling, in which nets are dragged along the bottom of the ocean, are highly destructive to all kinds of benthic (bottom-dwelling) life.

    Economics of fisheries


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