Large-scale Driftnet Fishing Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 1802 (25), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 38. Fishery Conservation and Management; Generally] The term "large-scale driftnet fishing" means a method of fishing in which a gillnet composed of a panel or panels of webbing, or a series of such gillnets, with a total length of two and one-half kilometers or more is placed in the water and allowed to drift with the currents and winds for the purpose of entangling fish in the webbing.