Frequently Asked Questions:
Longline fishing, or longlining, is a commercial fishing technique. It uses a long line, called the main line, with baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines called snoods. A snood is a short length of line, attached to the main line using a clip or swivel, with the hook at the other end. Longlines are classified mainly by where they are placed in the water column. This can be at the surface or at the bottom. Lines can also be set by means of an anchor, or left to drift. Hundreds or even thousands of baited hooks can hang from a single line.
Autoline fishing is longline fishing made automatic. The hooks are placed on magazines, with a Splitter Hauler. Then a Line Preparer is used to prepare the line for setting. The magazine is then placed in the Baiter that is filled with bait, and the line is baited as it is set.