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drift net

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Maritime History.

A fishing net that can be several kilometres long and is suspended vertically from floats at a specific depth in the water. It is left to drift freely with the current to catch fish.

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International Maritime Organization

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Environmental Science.

(IMO),

a special agency of the United Nations established in 1958 with responsibility for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. It has its headquarters on...

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North Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Environmental Science.

This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Regional Navies

The North Sea is a body of water between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east; the coast of ...

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slack water

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Maritime History.

The minimum velocity of a tidal stream, at the point of cross‐over between successive flood currents and ebb currents, when water is relatively calm.

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trawl

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Maritime History.

A type of fishing net that is towed in the water or on the sea‐bed behind a vessel. It has a wide mouth and tapers to a small, pointed end.

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