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  • n  a fisherman who use a trawl net
  • n  a fishing boat that uses a trawl net or dragnet to catch fish

  • Out of Great Grimsby on the Humber, England, plies a fleet of some 500 tiny motor trawlers on two or three week trips to the North Sea fishing grounds.
  • A large trawler built in the 1970s costs about $1 million.
  • The choppy waters and the ship's white color may have made detecting the trawler difficult.
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  • Fisheries Regulators Take Steps Toward Conservation Of Bering Sea Canyons
    Carved into the Bering Sea shelf are some of the ocean's largest underwater canyons. The bigger ones run more than a mile deep, and in spots they're dense with corals and sponges. They're also home to some commercial fisheries, and factory trawlers will often go there to catch pollock. Now, fisheries regulators have charted a path for managing this habitat, which allows for future conservation ...
    June 11, 2013 - Alaska Public Radio Network

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