Driftnet is characterized as a large gillnet ranging in length up to 40 miles, a driftnet is suspended vertically with floats and allowed to drift freely in the open ocean.

The use of these nets were banned by the USA because of their non-selective catch characteristics. Driftnets in U.S. waters are limited to 1.5 miles in length.

Ref: 124368/2006-10-21

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