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A modern Icelandic trawler
A modern Icelandic trawler

A trawler is a fishing vessel designed for the purpose of operating a trawl, a type of fishing net that is dragged along the bottom of the sea (or sometimes above the bottom at a specified depth). Download high resolution version (1024x768, 95 KB)Taken by me around the year 2000 in Reykjavík harbour. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 95 KB)Taken by me around the year 2000 in Reykjavík harbour. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering animals not classifiable as insects which breathe in water or pass their lives in water. ... Categories: Fisheries science | Fishing | Stub ... Fishing with a net. ... Sea as seen from jetty in Frankston, Australia Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The Nordic Tug 52.

A trawler can also refer to a cruising trawler which is a recreational boat so named because it resembles a fishing trawler. Nordic Tugs are great examples of such trawlers. Image File history File linksMetadata Nordictug_52. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Nordictug_52. ... Trawler boats are a kind of powerboat and are so named because they look similar to a commercial fishing trawler. ...


Modern "rock hopper" nets have heavy rubber wheels that let the net crawl over rough ocean bottoms without tearing on rocks.


Sailing trawlers were limited to trawling at depths of 55-75 metres, but modern trawlers often trawl to 900 metres, with experiments having gone even deeper. Sizes of modern trawlers vary, but range up to 2,500 to 3,000 tons. The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The word ton or tonne is derived from the Old English tunne, and ultimately from the Old French tonne, and referred originally to a large cask with a capacity of 252 wine gallons, which holds approximately 2100 pounds of water. ...


Refrigeration machinery aboard lets trawlers stay out for several weeks filling the hold. It has been suggested that Refrigerator be merged into this article or section. ...


In the Middle Ages, Brixham was the largest fishing port in the South-West, and at one time it was the greatest in England. Brixham is also famous for being the town where the fishing trawler was invented.These elegant wooden boats were invented in Brixham in the 19th century, and copied all over the world, influencing fishing fleets everywhere. Their distinctive sails even inspired the song 'Red Sails in the Sunset' which was written aboard a Brixham sailing trawler called the 'Torbay Lass'. Known as the "Mother of Deep-Sea Fisheries", its boats sailed all round the coats and helped to establish the fishing industries of Hull, Grimsby and Lowestoft. In the 1890s there were about 300 trawling vessels here, each owned by one man who was often the skipper of his own boat Location within the British Isles Brixham is a small town in the county of Devon in the southwest of England. ... Red Sails in the Sunset is a popular song. ... Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England, situated roughly midway between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Statistics Population: 87,574 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TA279087 Administration District: North East Lincolnshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: North East Lincolnshire Historic county: Lincolnshire Services Police force: Humberside Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East Midlands Post office... Statistics Population: 57,746 (2001 Census) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TM548933 Administration District: Waveney Shire county: Suffolk Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Suffolk Historic county: Suffolk Services Police force: Suffolk Constabulary Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East of England Post...

Fishing boats in False Creek, Vancouver, Canada
Fishing boats in False Creek, Vancouver, Canada

One of the biggest ports in England for trawlers was the city of Kingston upon Hull (or simply 'Hull') in Yorkshire on England's north-east coast. Image File history File linksMetadata False_Creek_boats. ... Image File history File linksMetadata False_Creek_boats. ... False Creek is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The largest fishing port in Europe from the 1970's onwards has been Peterhead in the North-East corner of Scotland. In its prime in the 1980's Peterhead had over 500 trawlers staying at sea for a week each trip. Peterhead has seen a significant decline in the number of vessels and the value of fish landed due to the impact of the European Union fishing policies. These policies, which have been based on controversial scientific advice, have resulted in a concerted effort to reduce the size of the Scottish fishing fleet. World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Peterhead is a town in Scotland with a population of approximately 18,000. ...

the O.129 Amandine was the last Belgian trawler operating in Icelandic waters
the O.129 Amandine was the last Belgian trawler operating in Icelandic waters

During World War I and World War II, many trawlers were used as minesweepers, the activities being similar, and both the crew and the equipment aboard already suited to the task. ImageMetadata File history File links AmandineO129. ... ImageMetadata File history File links AmandineO129. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Paul... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... USS Pivot (AM 276) World War II United States Admirable Class Minesweeper shown in the Gulf of Mexico on sea trials 12 July 1944 Image:Hameln Class. ...


During the Cold War, some countries often used trawlers outfitted with additional electronic gear to monitor the activities of their enemies: see spy ship. The Cold War was the period of protracted conflict and competition between the United States and the Soviet Union and their allies from the late 1940s until the late 1980s. ... A spy ship is a ship controled by a nations government, which hangs about intending to get information about other nations activities by overhearing communications. ...


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The Russian trawler "Opon" was boarded and ordered to the Arctic port of Tromsø on Tuesday for failing to turn up for inspection.
Norwegian rules require all trawlers to announce plans to leave waters claimed by Norway at least 12 hours in advance, and meet inspectors on demand.
One of the most serious Norway-Russia showdowns in the Arctic was in October, when the Russian trawler "Elektron" fled the Svalbard zone with two Norwegian inspectors aboard.
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