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Gillnet A fishing net that consists of single, double or triple netting walls that hang in the water column, typically made of monofilament or multifilament nylon. Mesh sizes are designed to allow fish to get only their head through the netting, but not their body….

Ghost fishing The accidental capture of marine fauna (primarily sharks and turtles) by fishing gear (usually gillnets, or traps, pots, etc.) that has been lost or discarded into the sea and which continues to entangle animals.

Driftnet Gillnet suspended by floats so that it fishes the top few meters of the water column.