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Mustad was the first Norwegian company with production abroad – in Finland in 1899.
Longline fishing is a commercial fishing method using a long line which has baited hooks attached at intervals by means of branch lines called "snoods".
Baiting, coiling and handling longline gear was done by hand until the early 1970s when O. Mustad & Son developed the Mustad Autoline™ System, which mechanised the operation of longline fishing. Since then Mustad has supplied more than 700 systems worldwide and is still the world leading manufacturer. The Autoline™ System is tailor made for each boat.
The mainline consists of a rope or monofilament, and the line can vary in length from a few hundred metres, up to 50-60 kilometres and 8,000 to 65,000 hooks are set and hauled every day. Hook spacing varies from 1 up to 50 metres. Snoods, hooks and type of bait are chosen depending on targeted species.
Reference and more information: www.longlinefishing.com