Bottom longlining and pot fishing are some of the most environmentally sustainable fishing techniques
Pot fishing is another commercial fishing technique that utilizes cages or baskets of various materials (wood, wicker, metal rods, wire netting, etc.) to harvest Halibut or Sablefish.
Watch how fish harvesters use a bottom longline to catch Halibut and Sablefish. Baited hooks are attached to a line that is anchored to the ocean floor. A longline can be from one to three miles (1.6 to 5 km) long and have up to 2,000 hooks.