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2011-02-21 12:25:00

A New Zealand official said on Monday that the planet's last sustainable fishery was running out of time, urging the US and Australia to boost efforts to stop illegal fishing in the Pacific.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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