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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

1050 thumbnail picture
Recovering the dredge on a clam dredger
New Jersey, Cape May 1968 August
1051 thumbnail picture
A dredge haul including live clams and empty shells
New Jersey, Cape May 1968 August
1052 thumbnail picture
Beginning to sift through the dredge haul on a clam dredger
New Jersey, Cape May 1968 August
1053 thumbnail picture
Returning home with bags of clams on deck of a clam dredger
New Jersey, Cape May 1968 August
1054 thumbnail picture
The dredge haul on deck of a clam dredger
New Jersey, Cape May 1968 August
1055 thumbnail picture
Clam fishing from a skiff requires good balance
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1966 September
1056 thumbnail picture
Clam fishing from a skiff requires good balance
Maryland, Chesapeake Bay 1966 September
1057 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - Putting over the purse seine boats early in the morning
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1058 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - Putting over the purse seine boats early in the morning
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1059 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - Preparing to deploy net during two-boat purse seining operation
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1060 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - closing the net and trapping the fish
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1061 thumbnail picture
Preparing to pump the trapped fish aboard the menhaden fishing mother vessel
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1062 thumbnail picture
Drawing the net tighter about the captured menhaden
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1063 thumbnail picture
As the net draws tighter a few fish are seen as the initial casualties of the progressive compression of the school within the net
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1064 thumbnail picture
As the net draws tighter and tighter more and more fish become casualties and become easier to pump aboard the mother vessel
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1065 thumbnail picture
The pump operating within the mass of captured fish and lifting them to the hold of the mother vessel
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1066 thumbnail picture
Men in the purse seine boats standby as the pumping operation proceeds. The menhaden are being lifted to the mother vessel
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1067 thumbnail picture
Purse seine boats setting nets to capture school of menhaden
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1068 thumbnail picture
Purse seine boats setting nets to capture school of menhaden
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1069 thumbnail picture
Purse seine boats setting nets to capture school of menhaden
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1070 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - Getting ready to set the net early in the morning
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1071 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - Getting ready to set the net early in the morning
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1072 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - dumping menhaden into the hold of the mother vessel
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1073 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - menhaden in the hold of the mother vessel. These fish are used for fertilizer and pet food.
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1074 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing -off-loading the catch
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1075 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing -off-loading the catch
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1076 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing -off-loading the catch
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1077 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing -off-loading the catch
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1078 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing -off-loading the catch
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1079 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - securing the nets after a day's fishing
Southport, North Carolina 1969 June
1080 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seine boats encircling a school of menhaden
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1081 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seine boats encircling a school of menhaden
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1082 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seine boats encircling a school of menhaden
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1083 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seine boats encircling a school of menhaden
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1084 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - pursing menhaden net with power blocks
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1085 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - beginning to haul in the purse seine with the power blocks
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1086 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - beginning to set out the nets in purse seining operation
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1087 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seine boats closing the purse with mother vessel waiting in the background
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1088 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - mother vessel coming near to pump menhaden from closed purse
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1089 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - getting ready to pump fish aboard the mother vessel
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1090 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - getting ready to pump fish aboard the mother vessel
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1091 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - drawing net tight for pumping fish aboard the mother vessel
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1092 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - drawing net tight for pumping fish aboard the mother vessel
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1093 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - pumping fish aboard the mother vessel
Pascagoula, Mississippi 1968 June
1094 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seining boats in a Carolina sound
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June
1095 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - a carrier vessel taking a load of menhaden to a processing plant
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June
1096 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - a carrier vessel taking a load of menhaden to a processing plant
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June
1097 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - lookout scanning the horizon for signs of menhaden
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June
1098 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - mother vessel and purse seiner boats
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June
1099 thumbnail picture
Menhaden fishing - purse seiner boats ready to begin closing the purse
North Carolina, Beaufort 1968 June

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