Pole and Line Fishing Method

Eliminate bycatch

Pole and line fishing consists of trolling jigs with up to 24 lines. Albacore are caught one at a time with barbless hooks and pulled in by hand. Any fish under 9 pounds is released. Due to the technique and unique location of this fishery, no other species are captured. Albacore schools in this area are younger, smaller and of higher quality – higher in fat content and significantly lower in mercury levels.