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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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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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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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