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PREFERRED TERM
SDN:B07::NDT007Single net or net pair oblique tow  
DEFINITION
  • This deployment type has sometimes been misrepresented as a double oblique. A true double oblique tow is in the form of a W. For a single oblique tow, the net fishes from the surface obliquely down to some particular depth and back to the surface along a V-shape path. There is no opening/closing mechanism. Most of the time oblique tows are not symmetrical. The net is typically shot to depth rapidly and hauled to the surface more slowly from a moving platform. Examples of gears that can be deployed that way include ring nets, Bongo nets, Tucker trawls, and other non-opening closing nets (Wiebe and Benfield 2003, Plates 2 and 3).
ENTRY TERMS
  • V-shape tow
NOTE
  • accepted
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B07::NDT007
DATE
  • 2014-10-14 12:14:45.0
IDENTIFIER
  • SDN:B07::NDT007
VERSION
  • 1
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
V-shape tow
URI
http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/B07/current/NDT007/
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