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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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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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Steel "doors" hung on the stern of a trawler in Santa Barbara, CA.
California, Santa Barbara
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The distinctive Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawler prepares to lower its twin side-trawls off the Alabama coast.
Alabama
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Bob Spaeth of Madeira Beach, Florida, owns and operates several longliners that fish for both sharks and reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida, Madeira Beach
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A shrimp trawl net is readied for a trip out of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mississippi, Biloxi
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A netmaker puts the finishing touches on a shrimp net equipped with devices to reduce bycatch and exclude sea turtles.
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A small Corpus Christi wing-netter prepares for shrimping in shallow Texas waters.
Texas, Corpus Christi
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A South Carolina woman checks her bait in a simple lift net designed for taking blue crabs.
South Carolina
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A net-caught salmon, one of many which in the days's haul, which helps support a Tupik fishing family. Alaska, Bristol Bay.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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Like small-scale operations everywhere, Bristol Bay crews tend to consist of family and close friends.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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Crew paying out the net as other salmon fishermen arrive on the scene.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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Tupik native Americans put their modern vessel to sea in the chase for Alaskan salmon. Bristol Bay, AK.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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Inside the pilot house, the skipper relies on modern communication and navigation equipment.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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Clear monofilament netting is popular for gillnets, but tangles easily around the corks as well as fish.
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A crewman removes a salmon caught in the mesh of a gillnet. Bristol Bay, AK.
Alaska, Bristol Bay
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A night-fishing bait boat is equipped with strong lights to attract squid and anchovies. Ventura, CA.
California, Ventura
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A skilled cast netter aims for a school of mullet off a southeastern causeway.
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Dockside shops carry a wealth of modern rods to catch every target species under every condition.
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abundance of mail-order gear catalogs has helped build the giant recreational fishing industry.
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A youthful angling enthusiast checks out the action on her spinning reel. Point Pleasant, NJ.
New Jersey, Point Pleasant
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Sand dunes along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
North Carolina, Outer Banks
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Mangroves in the Florida Keys provide habitat for many species of fish and shellfish.
Florida, Florida Keys
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Derelict fishing boat left at the pier to rot. South Carolina, Folly Beach.
South Carolina, Folly Beach
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A view of the harbor at Port Isabel, Texas. Cactus and shrimp boats, an incongruous combination.
Texas, Port Isabel
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This productive marsh, in Moss Point, Mississippi, is only one of thousands on the Gulf Coast.
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Many Atlantic fisheries resources depend on salt marshes, like this one in Beaufort, South Carolina.
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Bays and sounds around Nags Head, North Carolina, provide nurseries for hundreds of marine species.
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The deep water Mona Passage off Puerto Rico's western end favors fish larger than those found among shallow-water corals.
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St. Thomas's Hull Bay shelters small boats, but local overfishing has meant the need to fish farther out.
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Mangrove strut roots and rooted seedlings provide new habitat for young snook, snapper, and other important species.
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An environmental scientist works to reduce seafood-borne illness that could cripple coastal economies.
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Joe LaPlace mending a net at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Depiction of Virginia's fish bounty encouraged British emigration to the new new land. Library of Congress, illustration by John White in A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, by Thomas Harriot, 1590.
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Still a common food fish, herring are also salted for lobster bait here at Pt. Judith, Rhode Island.

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