Dictionary of Ichthyology  

push net =  a form of scoop or skimming net (q.v.) pushed along the seabed by a fisherman. The ends of the poles on the seabed may have special runners. Some push nets are operated from boats.

From Umali, A. F. 1950. Guide to the classification of fishing gear in the Philippines. Research Report 17, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington.

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