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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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The prize - shrimp being readied for market
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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The prize - shrimp being readied for market
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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The prize - shrimp being readied for market
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Emptying the net prior at the end of a trawl run
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Emptying the net prior at the end of a trawl run
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Otter boards used to spread wide the net when in the water
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Deck scene on a shrimp trawler
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Preparing the net for a trawl run
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Putting the trawl in the water
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Deck scene on a shrimp trawler
North Carolina, Beaufort 1969 June
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Net in the water during trawling operations
Florida East Coast 1969 June
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Net in the water during trawling operations
Florida East Coast 1969 June
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Nets and otterboards hanging outboard on the MISS EULA, a Vietnamese-American owned shrimp trawler operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico 1997
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A double rigged shrimp trawler with nets and otterboards hanging outboard. Vessel is at anchor.
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 August
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Shrimp trawling operations off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Bringing the net aboard during shrimp trawling operations off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Working together to secure the harvest of shrimp off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Working together to secure the harvest of shrimp off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Working together to secure the harvest of shrimp off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Working together to secure the harvest of shrimp off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Working together to secure the harvest of shrimp off the THREE SONS
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Hispanic American shrimper in the Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Mexico 1968 August
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Bow view of a double-rigged shrimp trawler
Georgia, Brunswick 1968 September
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A double-rigged shrimp trawler with one net up and the other being brought aboard
Galveston, Texas 1968 August
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Double-rigged shrimp trawler with bag of one net on board
Galveston, Texas 1968 August
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Double-rigged shrimp trawler with bag of one net about to be opened
Galveston, Texas 1968 August
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Double-rigged shrimp trawler dumping the catch from the bag of one net on deck
Galveston, Texas 1968 August
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Double-rigged shrimp trawler hauling in the nets
Galveston, Texas 1968 August
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Purse seining for shrimp from the beach
Galveston, Texas
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Before turtle excluder devices (TED) loggerhead turtles were casualties of shrimping operations
Florida East Coast 1969 June
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A turtle excluder device
Mississippi, Biloxi 1996 March
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A combination turtle excluder device/bycatch reduction device manufactured by Saunders Marine Machine Shop. Fish escape by swimming forward and out of the large holes in the net. Shrimp are swept into the bag at the end of the net and cannot swim out.
Mississippi, Biloxi 1996 March
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Turtle excluder device (TED) manufactured by Saunders Marine Machine Shop. The oval metal ring and bars deflect the turtles. The cut in the netting is where the trap door will be placed. The bars force a turtle to the trap door which will open allowing the turtle to go free.
Mississippi, Biloxi 1996 March
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TED's for sale. Although early in their development use of TED's were resisted, they are now a routine part of any shrimp trawl vessel. TEDS are shown for sale in the window of this Biloxi marine outfitter.
Mississippi, Biloxi 1996 March
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Nets, purse seine boat, and wake are seen as looking aft from the stern of a tuna boat in the tropical Pacific
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1959 June
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A tuna seiner circling a school of tuna as seen from a spotter aircraft
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1962 September
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Beginning to flake down the net after completing a set and beginning to retrieve the net prior to harvesting the fish.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1962 September
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Nets, purse seine boat, and wake are seen as looking aft from the stern of a tuna boat in the tropical Pacific. The purse seine boat will be released upon approaching a school of tuna.
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1959 June
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Skipjack tuna caught with a one-pole rig with a barbless hook.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1966 April
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Purse seine being closed prior to harvesting the tuna. The small boat is used to make noise and keep the tuna within the net prior to closing.
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1966 August
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Yellowfin tuna coming aboard during pole and line fishing operation.
Tropical Ocean
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Yellowfin tuna taking a barbless hook on a 3-pole 1-line rig on the R/V UNDAUNTED
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1966 April
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Baitfish in a small net being transferred to the live well of R/V UNDAUNTED
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1966 April
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Mass of small baitfish (mainly Sardinella) milling around in baitwell of the R/V UNDAUNTED
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1966 April
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Diagram of tuna fishing operations illustrating possible loss of fish prior to closing net completely.
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Preparing longlines for tuna fishing
Tropical Ocean
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A tuna longlining operation
Tropical Ocean
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Japanese tuna longliner at Pago Pago
Pago Pago, American Samoa 1962 April
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Flaking down the net after completing a set and retrieving the net prior to harvesting the fish.
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1962 February
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Closing the purse seine. This picture of early tuna purse seining operations illustrates that often dolphins and other marine mammals were caught as a byproduct of tuna fishing. Today, efforts are made to minimize the harm to marine mammal species during tuna purse seining operations.
Tropical Pacific Ocean 1966 August

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