gill·​net·​ter | \ ˈgil-ˌne-tər How to pronounce gillnetter (audio) \

Definition of gillnetter

: a boat equipped for or engaged in fishing with gill nets also : a person who fishes with a gill net

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Recent Examples on the Web The price tag on working gillnetters can be as low as ten grand for an out-of-repair fiberglass Rawson or as much as $400,000 for a fancy new aluminum drift boat with full refrigeration. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "At Bristol Bay, there’s a changing of the guard at the boatyard," 7 July 2018 The catch there this year calls for 19,000 kings and 942,000 sockeye salmon targeted by a fleet of more than 500 drift gillnetters. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s how Alaska fishery managers expect this salmon season to play out," 15 May 2018 In Puget Sound, gillnetter Pete Knutson competes against 70-foot purse seiners that are usually corporate-owned. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Fishing Lessons’ Review: Sea-to-Table Stewardship," 25 Apr. 2018 Commercial trawlers, seiners and gillnetters sometimes catch them off the southern coasts of California, north to the Bering Sea and in waters off Japan. Author: Kyle Clayton, Anchorage Daily News, "Rare, ‘weird-looking’ 70-pound frozen fish washes ashore in Haines," 18 Feb. 2018 Could the state reduce the number of commercial setnet salmon fishermen in Cook Inlet, possibly leaving more fish for dipnetters, commercial gillnetters and sportfishermen? Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska lawmakers’ latest ideas include term limits, opioid restrictions, state-level net neutrality," 12 Jan. 2018 That averaged out to $74,000 for drift gillnetters, $54,000 for setnetters and $313,500 for seiners. Laine Welch, Alaska Dispatch News, "‘Cautious optimism’ surrounds value of Alaska salmon fishing permits," 29 Oct. 2017 Think trawlers, gillnetters, purse seiners, longliners and pots. Port Of Seattle, The Seattle Times, "Meet the captains of Fishermen’s Terminal," 6 June 2017 As his father's generation of fishermen head into retirement, Lohse and his fellow gillnetters look toward the future of the resource that raised them. Alaska Dispatch News, "Sponsored: Sustained by the sea: Cordova’s new generation of fishermen," 29 June 2017

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circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Gillnetter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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