One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person or fishing vessel that uses longlines.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We talk of the value of the fishery, purchasing freezer trawlers, chartering longliners, and landing fish in various locations.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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