pāpā2

pāpā2, n. A fishing technique. A long net is set outside the reef with the ends near the reef and the apex out to sea. Stones are thrown against the reef or the sea beaten to frighten the fish out into the net. The sinkers are then lifted up over the floats and the fish gathered in.

‘E pāpā tā mātou tautai.
We are fishing by the

pāpā
method. Kupenga pāpā, a special deep net used for this type of fishing.
(cf. pāpā1.)

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