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Wall of Death: Will Feds challenge use of international driftnets?

Senators and representatives have been proposing bills on controversial fishing practice in recent years, but is the United States standing tough on the global stage?

  • Parimal M. Rohit
  • theLog

NATIONWIDE—Labeling anything as a “Wall of Death” is certain to capture the attention of, well, anyone who is paying attention to whatever is being labeled as a Wall of Death.

In this instance the Wall of Death is a drift gillnet, also known as a driftnet.

Most people reading The Log are familiar with driftnets.

For those who don’t know: Driftnets are long nets, sometimes miles in length, placed along the ocean floor for the purpose of catching fish.

Driftnets, which can…

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