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fishing mortality

Deaths caused by fishing. An expression of the part of the total rate of deaths of fish due to fishing. Fishing mortality is often expressed as a rate that indicates the percentage of the population caught in a year.


A weighted line constructed of rope, wire or chain strung through rubber discs, rockhoppers or metal bobbins that forms the lower leading edge of the net.


Precautionary fishing mortality rate. See Precautionary Approach.

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