About us

Mustad Autoline develops and supplies automated longline equipment to the world’s line fishing fleet. We are continuously developing innovative solutions so that more fish can be caught by hook and line. - A better way to fish!

Market leader world wide

Mustad Autoline is the world’s leading supplier of automated longline systems and serves more than 90% of the demersal autoline fishing fleets.

We carry a wide range of models and can fit efficiant and flexible solutions on vessels ranging from 33 foot coast boats to 200ft freezer longliners with hook capacity ranging from 3,000 hooks to 80,000 respectively.

The Mustad Autoline System is delivered to the world's most modern and efficient freezer longliners. Customized for vessels with the ability to set and haul up to 85 000 hooks per day. With our latest technology, Mustad Autoline continues to be the leading choice for longliners worldwide.

For over five decades since our founding in the 1970's, Mustad Autoline has continuously developed new and innovative solutions enabling fleets to bring more fish to market.

We support and promote all sustainable fisheries

Longlining is Mustad Autolines core business and as a company we support all sustainable fisheries, the resources of the ocean are after all the most sustainable protein source in the world. We intend to use our expertise, knowledge and technology to promote sustainable fisheries on a global scale.


Little did they know, the founders of “Brusveen Spiger & Staaltraadfabrik” when they started manufacturing steel wire and horseshoe nails back in 1832 that the company which was later to be called “O. Mustad & Son” and "Mustad Autoline" would be one of the strongest names and a dominant player in the World of Fishing, well in to the 21st Century.

Old Mustad Poster

True enough, the road has been bumpy at times but having survived two World Wars, thrived on the Industrial Revolution in late 1800, the Mustad family have persisted and fought their battles with dignity and with an admirable commitment to the consumers. They have continuously invested in improving the quality of their products to stay ahead of fierce competition. At Mustad Autoline today, no less than 10% of the turnover is ploughed back into R&D helping keep safe distance to followers. The results are speaking from themselves, with close to 90% market share on demersal autolining systems there is no doubt that the fisheries have clearly made their choice. Not only have they put their trust with Mustad Autoline, but a partnership has been formed where wishes and demands have been given serious consideration to make an excellent product even better. Improved efficiency and safe working conditions for the crew have been two of the major key issues topping the list to secure a good environment and a thriving future for Longlining.

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