The Finnish word “pyytää” means asking or making a request. The same word also means hunting and fishing. When Finns go fishing they ”ask” for fish, not take or catch it. Pyynti is the act of fishing or hunting. It is probably millennia old word. In the Sámi language, which is related to Finnish they use a similar word.
Bothnian Bay is the northernmost part of the Baltic Sea. It is covered by ice up to 6 months every winter. In the Bothnian Bay, fishermen are called ”asker”, “pyytäjä” and many words related to traps and nets are the same origin.