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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Fisherman preparing rod and reel for tuna fishing.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
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Pole and line fishing. Man in foreground is throwing live bait in water to keep school of tuna around the boat. Man with hose is spraying water to keep tuna from noticing boat. Lines in upper left lead to pulley system. When large fish is hooked, a man pulls on rope to pull fishing pole vertical which brings fish to side of boat for gaffing.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
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Boat rigged for pole and line fishing. Note live bait tanks on deck fore and aft of pilot house. Poles of varying size are secured in vertical position ready for fishing. The largest poles are rigged to the pulley system that can be seen approximately 5 meters above the deck.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
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Seining for bait fish for pole and line tuna fishing. Boat in right center is rigged for pole and line fishing, but searching for schools of bait fish.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
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Tuna coming to side of boat during pole and line fishing operation.
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Large tuna brought to side of boat for gaffing during pole and line fishing operation. Man in left foreground is throwing bait into waters around the fishing vessel.
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Relatively small tuna being caught during pole and line fishing operations.
Hawaii, Pacific Ocean 1960 Ca.
2357 thumbnail picture
The CAPE BEVERLY, one of the first commercial tuna vessels outfitted for purse seining operations. This photo was taken on its maiden voyage. Published in: "Purse Seine Revolution in Tuna Fishing", by Richard McNeely, Pacific Fisherman, June 1961.
Pacific Ocean 1961
2358 thumbnail picture
Pole and line fishing with two poles working in unison. Big tunas like this are often landed on two poles in the Hawaiian fishery.
2359 thumbnail picture
Photo #3 of sequence. Pole and line fishing with six poles working in unison. The fish has been pulled on deck through the combined effort of all six fishermen.
2360 thumbnail picture
Photo #2 of sequence. Pole and line fishing with six poles working in unison.
2361 thumbnail picture
Photo #1 of sequence. Pole and line fishing with six poles working in unison.
2362 thumbnail picture
Fishermen catching yellowfin tuna by pole and line fishing. They are standing in the racks on the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Vessel HUGH M. SMITH.
2363 thumbnail picture
Fishermen catching yellowfin tuna by pole and line fishing. They are standing in the racks on the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Vessel HUGH M. SMITH.
2364 thumbnail picture
Measuring the length of a bluefin tuna.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
2365 thumbnail picture
Pole and line tuna fishing boat from Fuenterrabia, Northern Spain.
Gijon, Spain 1990
2366 thumbnail picture
Pole and line tuna fishing boat from Fuenterrabia, Northern Spain.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
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Scientists tagging bluefin tuna in the Bay of Biscay with traditional tagging method.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
2368 thumbnail picture
After tagging, the bluefin tuna are returned to the sea. The tag is visible on the back of the tuna.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1988
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Man on left is holding tuna while man on right prepares to insert tag.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1988
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Fisherman bringing tuna to tagging table while pole and line fishing for additional tuna continues. Scientists were conducting the tagging operation on a chartered commercial fishing vessel. All tuna caught were tagged and returned to the sea.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1988
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After tagging, the bluefin tuna are returned to the sea.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1987
2372 thumbnail picture
Pole and line fishing on a chartered vessel to catch tuna for tagging. Scientists tagged each fish caught and returned it to the sea.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
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After tagging, the bluefin tuna are returned to the sea.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
2374 thumbnail picture
Scientist preparing to tag albacore tuna - Thunnus alalunga.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
2375 thumbnail picture
Pole and line fishing on a chartered vessel to catch tuna for tagging. Scientists tagged each fish caught and returned it to the sea.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
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Scientist displaying pop-off electronic tag. This tag is inserted into a fish's flesh and pops off when it has been programmed to do so. It transmits a signal to an ARGOS satellite for tracking large pelagic fish species.
Stintino Trap, Sardinia, Italy 1998
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Scientists measuring a bluefin tuna - Thunnus thynnus.
Spain, Barbate Trap 1982
2378 thumbnail picture
A bluefin tuna caught in the trap at Stintino.
Stintino Trap, Sardinia, Italy 1998
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Bluefin tuna male sexual glands.
Stintino Trap, Sardinia, Italy 1998
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Bluefin tuna female sexual glands. Also, note heart in upper right of container .
Stintino Trap, Sardinia, Italy 1998
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A bluefin tuna attacked by a shark while being brought aboard during pole and line fishing operations. This tuna was attacked during a scientific tagging cruise on a chartered vessel.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1980
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Photo #1.Cross-section of first spine of dorsal fin of young bluefin tuna showing annual growth rings. These rings are similar to tree growth rings. The wide (brown) areas represent summer growth during periods of high food intake. The narrow (white) bands represent periods of less fast growth during the winter when the fish's metabolism slows.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1985
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Photo #2. Compare this cross-section to the previous image. Notice the greater width of the outer band. This is because the first cross-section was from a bluefin tuna caught in June while the second was from a tuna caught in November. The wider area represents a long period of high food intake during summer/ autumn months. These images are greatly magnified.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1985
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Cross-section of first spine of dorsal fin of a one-year old bluefin tuna. This image is greatly magnified.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1985
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A fin whale - Balaenoptera physalus -on the Bay of Biscay.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1980
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A pod of killer whales on the Bay of Biscay.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1980
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Artist's conception of school of tuna pursuing a school of bait fish while pole and line fishing is being conducted from fishing vessel.
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Tuna hooked by pole and line fishing makes easy prey for an opportunistic shark.
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Besides man, killer whales are major predators pursuing tuna.
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Artist's conception of pole and line fishing. When one fish is hooked, the rest of the school tends to follow the hooked fish to the side of the fishing vessel .
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Scientist tagging a juvenile tuna.
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Preparing to tag a large yellowfin tuna caught on longline gear by the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Ship OREGON in the Caribbean Sea.
Caribbean Sea 1961 April
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Diagram illustrating concept of selectivity of mesh size on size of fish captured during trawling operations.
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Scientists measuring dimensions of tuna caught in Hawaii area of Pacific.
2395 thumbnail picture
Modern tuna purse seiners in port.
Senegal, Dakar
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French tuna purse seiner F/V KERGUELEN at Mahe, Seychelles. Note helicopter on flying bridge. It is used to visually search for schools of tuna.
Mahe, Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean 1982
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The Spanish tuna purse seiner F/V TXORI-EDER in the western Indian Ocean. Smaller vessel on the stern is secured to purse seine and when a school of tuna is encountered, the small boat is launched and it helps ship encircle it.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
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Tuna purse seiner fishing in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
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Observation helicopter operating off tuna purse seiner.

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