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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Colonists were lured to America by both the abundance and the variety of fish and shellfish. 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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Mending nets usually falls to the same people who set them, like this Pt. Pleasant, N.J., fisherman.
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Increased consumer demand may be having an impact on the stocks of Atlantic dolphin fish (mahi mahi).
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The ready availability of some local seafood makes it hard for consumers to believe accounts of overfishing.
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Gloucester, Massachusetts, has a long history of whaling, fishing, and shipping.
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This Freeport, Long Island, summer flounder boat is part of the Northeast groundfish fleet.
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Buyboats, such as this one in front of the lighthouse, transported fish, crab, and oyster up and down the Chesapeake Bay in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
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Anglers embark on a half-day trip from Belmar, New Jersey, in pursuit of summer flounder.
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Skates taken as trawl bycatch serve as bait for Pt. Judith, Rhode Island, lobster boats.
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Skilled mechanics and engineers, such as this Seaford, Virginia, crewman, have more job options when the fishing is poor.
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Once seriously overfished, the rebuilt Atlantic herring resource today offers new opportunities to fishermen.
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Miami anglers sort their catch of king and Spanish mackerel after a half day on a head boat.
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Pride-of-catch status goes to Puerto Rican dolphin fish for their beauty, fighting ability, and great eating.
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Ted Esposito, an Islamorada, Florida, Charter boat captain.
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A charter boat crewman cleans tuna and dolphin on a dock in Manteo, North Carolina.
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Air freight containers are crucial to Puerto Rican fisheries that send and other premium fish to the east coast.
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Albacore from around the world are unloaded from a freighter at a large tuna cannery in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
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A commercial swordfish longliner prepares to depart San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a week-long Caribbean fishing trip.
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An Islamorada, Florida, charter boat loaded with electronics also sports a flying bridge for spotting billfish.
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A South Carolina shark longliner prepares to unload the day's catch at his Folly Beach, South Carolina, dock.
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A 15-foot fiberglass white shark attracts customers to an Islamorada, Florida, charter boat operation.
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Menhaden plants, like this one in Moss Point, Mississippi, have long provided good jobs in coastal towns.
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A crew member divides the day's yellowtail snapper catch taken on an Islamorada, Florida, charter boat.
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Colorful dories line the beach at Crashboat, Puerto Rico, after a day of pursuing snapper, mackerel, and dolphin fish.
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Local inhabitants of Rincon, Puerto Rico, admire a good catch of red snapper.
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Small snapper, grouper, and parrotfish are sold from the back of a truck in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
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Filleted grouper carcasses after a days's head boat fishing out of Tarpon Springs, Florida.
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Fishermen in Louisiana's flood prone Grand Isle solve their housing problems with stilt-mounted trailers
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A few trawlers deliver croaker and other groundfish to a Pascagoula, Mississippi, pet food cannery.
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A resident of Tybee Island, Georgia, targets the small but fine-tasting spot, ubiquitous along Atlantic shores.
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A red drum angler working the shallows off Padre Island, Texas.
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This fisherman in Aransas Pass, Texas, like many anglers, is adept at cast-netting for bait fish.
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A small Texas shrimp boat heads out of Corpus Christi for day-long fishing trip in the productive Laguna Madre.
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This gourmet market in metropolitan Washington, D.C., offers up a mouth-watering platter of shrimp.
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Mississippi shrimp boats, like these in Biloxi, are often identical to those of Louisiana and Texas.
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Small wingnetters, like this one in Louisiana's Bayou La Fourche, take a surprising amount of the smaller-sized shrimp.
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June Krantz, a successful lobster trapper in Casco Bay, Maine, is one of thousands of women participating in commercial American fisheries.
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This shrimp net has both a mesh-panel, bycatch-reduction device (BRD) and grill-type, turtle-excluder device (TED).
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Fishermen, scientists, and shrimp farmers sign up for a Corpus Christi, Texas, workshop on shrimp aquaculture.
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Florida Bay looks serene but is vulnerable to pesticide contamination from runoff.
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Repaired iron-and-wood frames of submerged pound-type pens await return to specially licensed areas off Pt. Judith, Rhode Island.
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Maine's lobster industry depends on hundreds of thousands of these plastic-coated galvanized wire traps, which are set everywhere along the coast.
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Lobster claws are banded to protect handlers - and fellow lobsters - at this market in Jessup, Maryland.
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Pt. Judith's small lobster boats set pots in Long Island Sound, while the while the larger Rhode Island boats fish offshore.
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A Pt. Judith, Rhode Island, bait seller strings skates for sale to local lobstermen.
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Demand for Florida Keys spiny lobster is heavy at dockside restaurants, like this one in Islamorada.
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This thirty-foot lobster sculpture in Plantation Key, Florida, is guaranteed to stop traffic and sharpen appetites.
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Wood-and-wire lobster pots, seen here on a dock at Puerto Rico's Fajardo Beach, are still common in the Caribbean.
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The nation's capital attracts swarms of crab-lovers to its riverfront market steamers on warm summer evenings.
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A well-gloved worker in a Washington, D.C., seafood market demonstrates blue crabs' tenacious grip.

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