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drift net fishing

Definition

The use of fishing nets of great length and depth, aptly described as "walls of death" because of the huge numbers of marine mammals, birds, and turtles that became ensnared in them. The Tarawa Declaration of 1989 formulated at the 20th South Pacific Forum, aimed at banning drift netting in the South Pacific. In June 1992 the UN banned drift netting in all the world's oceans. (Source: GILP96)

Themes
  • fishery
Groups
  • AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; FISHERY
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/2332