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Sustainable Fishing

Bottom Longline and Pot Fishing

Bottom longlining and pot fishing are some of the most environmentally sustainable fishing techniques

 Longline and pot fishing of Halibut and Sablefish has low to no impact on ocean floor and yields the highest quality artisanal fish.

Longline and pot fishing of Halibut and Sablefish has low to no impact on ocean floor and yields the highest quality artisanal fish.

Longline Fishing

Longline fishing is a commercial fishing technique. It uses a long line, called a main line that has many baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines called gangions (or snoods).

Pot Fishing

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.