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noun as in fisherman

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To meet growing global demand for salmon, huge trawlers pillage the fisheries off the coast of West Africa and Peru, robbing subsistence fishers of their livelihood and increasing food insecurity.

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The other is industrial fisheries, including trawlers and distant water fishing fleets.

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Local trawlers and lobster boats will find themselves sharing their waterways with huge vessels hefting cranes and massive hydraulic jacks.

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From the bridge of the Arctic Sunrise, an old ice-breaking fishing trawler turned research vessel now plying the polar waters between Greenland and northern Norway, Laura Meller has an unparalleled view of our planet’s future.

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Late Monday night, the Allegra was joined by a French fishing trawler that answered an SOS call.

McIntyre was 32 years old when he took a job as an engineer on the Valhalla, a fishing trawler moored in Gloucester, Mass.

Is the Prince kept prisoner on a trawler sweeping the North Sea for mines?

Soon there struggled in the narrow mouth the shadow of a close-reefed trawler of sixty tons or so.

Besides, to each was attached a yacht, and a trawler which continually plied for it between island and land.

The Falcon, strong-hearted trawler, was plunging towards the rock when the first line of gay bunting swung clear into the breeze.

You can hear what speed he's going, and when you're used to them you can make out what kind of craft he is—trawler or destroyer.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trawler, such as: fisher, lobsterman, troller, clam digger, piscator, and rodman.

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