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otter trawl

  1. a trawl net equipped with otter boards.
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Compare beam trawl.

Origin of otter trawl

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Historical Examples of otter trawl

  • It will be noted that the number of otter-trawl fares from this ground is small.

    Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

    Walter H. Rich

  • In the otter-trawl catch from this ground it will be noted that the positions of the two species are reversed.