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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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A Baltimore worker affixes a government-authorized inspection sticker to packages destined for the seafood counter.
Maryland, Baltimore
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Bluefish fresh off the boat are given a temperature check as part of a Baltimore plant's HACCP inspection plan.
Maryland, Baltimore
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A state inspector examines scallop meat at a plant in Seaford, Virginia, for compliance with health and safety laws.
Virginia, Seaford
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Randomly selected albacore from a just unloaded batch are examined by a staff biologist at a Puerto Rico tuna cannery.
Puerto Rico
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A federal official watches as croaker are headed and gutted for processing under a Baltimore plant's approved HACCP plan.
Maryland, Baltimore
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Though some nearshore pollution is obvious, unseen contaminants may be far more deadly to fish and shellfish.
New York
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Many of the documents discussing seafood safety are produced by the seafood industry.
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The catch of this woman in Beaufort, South Carolina, is not subject to inspection.
South Carolina, Beaufort
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This famous Gloucester, Massachusetts, memorial is a somber reminder of the Atlantic's deadly toll on fishermen.
Massachusetts, Gloucester
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Julius Collins, owner-operator of several large shrimp trawlers based in Brownsville, Texas, has long been tireless advocate for industry involvement in government regulatory processes.
Texas, Brownsville
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The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1996 requires measures to prevent overfishing.
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Regional Fishing Council meeting.
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Members of the fishing community attending a meeting proposing conservation measures to cut the number of allowable fishing days.
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Fisheries managers, like NOAA's Penny Dalton, try to balance conservation and utilization needs.
Maryland, Silver Spring
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Boats stacked in a Long Island boatyard await the openings of seasons for nearshore New York fish.
New York, Long Island
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State officials, such as this Delaware fish and wildlife officer in Lewes, have the largest role in fisheries enforcement.
Delaware, Lewes
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Mississippi fisheries agent checks required documentation at a Pascagoula bait shop.
Mississippi, Pascagoula
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The U.S.-Morocco fisheries meeting is one of many each year for sharing information and management needs.
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A Virgin Islands fisheries officer visits with workers at a dockside filleting operation in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie
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A federal enforcement officer discusses closed areas with the crew of a shrimp boat in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Alabama, Bayou La Batre
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Federal fisheries researchers.
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A gear researcher observes a shrimp-net turtle excluder device as part of a program to reduce turtle captures.
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Small-scale fishermen in Crashboat, Puerto Rico, sell their catch - snapper, mackerel, and dolphin fish- locally.
Puerto Rico, Crashboat
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Old friends from past fishing adventures gather to mend nets.
Massachusetts, Gloucester
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Small-scale fishermen and yachtsmen co-existing peacefully
Texas, Port Aransas
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Immense power winches, like this one loading nets onto a Los Angeles tuna boat, helped build the purse seine industry.
California, Los Angeles
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A crewman offers up grilled salmon at a dockside barbecue in Kodiak, Alaska, to benefit his fishing organization.
Alaska, Kodiak
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Charter boat and party boat fleets are characterized by both intense competition and strong cooperation.
Florida, Marco Island
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Fishermen depend on navigational aids, such as these buoys that will mark a channel
North Carolina, Wanchese
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The dory fleet market attracts both tourists and buyers.
California, Newport Beach
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Rockfish and sablefish are the dorymen's big sellers, but other species, like the mackerel shown here, help keep the market going when the rockfish are scarce.
California, Newport Beach
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A two-man crew moves the morning's longline catch from dory to customers, all within a hundred yards.
California, Newport Beach
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Dories are trailered to the beach every day, a strategy that saves time and docking fees as well as maintaining the little fleet's traditional operations.
California, Newport Beach
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Fish are filleted or sold whole within hours of being hauled up from the relatively deep water off Southern California.
California, Newport Beach
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Eager buyers make their selections from the morning's bountiful catch of rockfish and sablefish.
California, Newport Beach
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Fishing is a complex business requiring fishermen to obtain and display myriad licenses, permits, and registrations.
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Gene Stanford, a Maryland waterman, who sets his lines and traps for blue crabs by himself.
Maryland, St. Michaels
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The number of women entrepreneurs, like this seller of skates for lobster bait in Pt. Judith, Rhode Island, is increasing in fishing communities.
Rhode Island, Point Judith
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Fishermen's boats always seem to need painting.
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Many fishermen, like these Gloucester, Massachusetts, swordfish longliners, enjoy the independence of a two-man crew.
Massachusetts, Gloucester
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On board or on shore, relaxation is wherever and whenever one can get it. At a net shop in Cut Off, Louisiana.
Louisiana, Cut Off
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Women have found places as both skilled fishermen and owners in some places such as Kodiak, Alaska.
Alaska, Kodiak
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A Tarpon Springs sponge fisherman displays his heritage with this traditional Greek fisherman's cap.
Florida, Tarpon Springs
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Family affair fish market as husband and wife fillet fish.
California, Newport Beach
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Private consultants like Seattle's Dr. Lee Alverson are important to both fishing groups and government agencies.
Washington, Seattle
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Representatives of a fisheries trade magazine canvassing the docks for information.
Washington, Seattle
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Trade journals like are a growing influence on the operations and decisions of American fishermen.
Washington, Seattle
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Boys on a pier in Seaford, Virginia, handlining for blue crabs.
Virginia, Seaford
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Colorful lures with specialized hooks are meant to mimic the color pattern and action of a target species' prey.
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Specialized wooden traps are used to take whelk in shallow Delaware Bays.
Delaware

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