Definition of longliner in English:

longliner

noun

North American
  • A person or fishing vessel that uses longlines.

    • ‘The letter pointed out several other concerns, including a language barrier between the harbour pilot and the crew, and inadequate operating procedures on the bridge of the 48-metre longliner.’
    • ‘Overfishing by European longliners contributed to the disappearance of Atlantic halibut by the mid-1930s, forcing fishermen and the Sisimiut factory to seek other resources.’
    • ‘A week ago this country was shaken in its foundations when a longliner vessel ran into trouble and sank within sight of land, only a few minutes after the distress call went out.’
    • ‘We talk of the value of the fishery, purchasing freezer trawlers, chartering longliners, and landing fish in various locations.’
    • ‘The convention's scientific committee says since 1996 pirate longliners have killed up to 144,000 albatrosses and 400,000 petrels in Antarctic waters alone.’
    • ‘Though they make up a small fishery with severely limited resources, the longliners have achieved a level of success in turtle conservation beyond anyone's wildest speculations.’
    • ‘As a direct result Tanzania is now in the process of looking again at its fisheries agreement with the EU which allows access for 70 purse seiners and longliners in Tanzanian waters.’

Pronunciation:

longliner

/ˈlôNGˌlīnər/