Gillnet means fishing gear consisting of a wall of webbing or nets, designed or configured so that the webbing (meshes) or nets are placed in the water column, usually held approximately vertically, and are designed to capture fish by entanglement, gilling, or wedging. The term gillnet includes gillnets of all types, including but not limited to sink gillnets, other anchored gillnets (e.g., anchored float gillnets, stab, and set nets), and drift gillnets. Gillnets may or may not be attached to a vessel.


50 CFR § 229.2

Scoping language

In addition to the definitions contained in the Act and 216.3 of this chapter, and unless otherwise defined in this chapter, the terms in this chapter have the following meaning:

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