Meaning of AVOIDANCE in English
1. In general, movement of a fish (or a fish school) away from an approaching fishing vessel or gear.
In stock assessment, the probability of a fish (usually large) avoiding capture, e.g. by swimming away or along a gillnet, or out of the pathway of a trawl. Often expressed as a function of size (or age) (avoidance curve). See: Retention, Escapement
Fishery English glossary. Английский глоссарий рыболовства . 2012