Story: Fishing industry

Baited longlines

In longline fishing, very long lines are strung with many baited hooks and drawn through the water. Malcolm Harrison, an Auckland longline fisherman, talks about landing snapper and gurnard in the late 1950s.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - The fishery in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006