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Longline Fishing (image © Seafish)

Longlines are a method of fishing that was once common in Cornwall but is now only rarely used. Baited lines (attached to a main line) are set on the seabed. They are left in the water for several hours before being hauled. The introduction of more efficient monofilament gill nets reduced the popularity of longline fishing.




















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