Definition of tow net in English:

tow net


  • A dragnet that is towed behind a boat to collect specimens.

    • ‘Two types of net were used; an egg and larval net and a tow net designed to be mounted on an egg and larval net frame.’
    • ‘Using thermometers, pH kits, meter sticks and plankton tow nets, the group collects data from their site.’
    • ‘Marked fish were recaptured by beach seine and tow net along the beaches of southern Hood Canal.’
    • ‘While towing the net about three miles offshore near Driftwood Bay, the tow net revealed light contamination and trace amounts of a substance appearing as oil.’
    • ‘Net avoidance is a fancy way to say that krill are fast enough and wily enough to avoid the tow nets.’