long·​line | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌlīn How to pronounce longline (audio) , -ˈlīn\

Definition of longline

: a heavy fishing line that may be many miles long and that has baited hooks in series

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The process starts with the longline being baited and draped out in tight squiggle across the waters of the Bering Sea. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "We Tried it: Tracing a Natural, Sustainable Pet Food to Its Source Out in Alaska's Bering Sea," 25 June 2019 The companies — Clipper and Blue North — have 20% and 17.5%, respectively, of the longline portion of the Pacific cod catch. Anchorage Daily News, "Feds delay release of $56M in disaster funds stemming from bleak 2016 pink salmon run," 11 June 2019 Prices start at $34.50 for an unlined style and go up to $69.50 for a longline balconet. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra," 6 Nov. 2018 Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey Explains His Tattoos To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that Get Emily’s perfect autumn look with a similar longline blazer from Express. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Emily Ratajkowski Wore Nothing But a Blazer in New York City," 10 Oct. 2018 Christopher O'Callaghan was working May 2 on the deck of the 95-foot longline trawler F/V Ocean Hunter when a slack line suddenly went taut and struck him in the chest, Alaska State Troopers said. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Kodiak fisherman killed in accident on trawler in Bering Sea," 9 May 2018 Gautam had to be extracted via longline in the highest altitude helicopter evacuation ever — an operation fraught with danger, because the thinner air affects the ability of the chopper’s rotors to provide lift. Time, "The Ethics of Climbing Everest: Double Amputee Xia Boyu’s Feat Fuels Debates About Who Belongs on the Roof of the World," 3 Apr. 2018 But the American captain, who was supposed to be in charge of the Princess Hawaii, had never worked a longline vessel in the Pacific before. CBS News, "Deck hand saved lives as fishing boat sank; captain's role under investigation," 6 Apr. 2018 Olive ridley sea turtles are classified internationally as vulnerable, chiefly because of the threat of being accidentally caught on fishing gear used by longline and trawl fisheries. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Drones are a new tool for Duke, UNC scientists. And they found oodles of sea turtles.," 17 Jan. 2018

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1688, in the meaning defined above

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