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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
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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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Few seafoods have the ‚clat of Florida's stone crab, with entire restaurants devoted to this one product.
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Locally caught scallops are a specialty of coastal restaurants, like this one in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey.
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Workers sort scallops by size at a waterside processing plant in Seaford, Virginia.
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Seaford, Virginia, is home to a large and modern fleet of scallop dredgers.
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Freeport, Long Island, clam boats share dock space with vessels fishing squid, flounder, and other coastal species.
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At a Kent Narrows, Maryland, processing plant, a worker ices down steamer clams to keep them alive until cooking.
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Littleneck clams grown out in marshside pens are rinsed at a clam farm in Folly Beach, South Carolina.
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Piles of shells are destined as habitat in the next generation of larval oysters in St. Michaels, Maryland.
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Tons of bagged blue point oysters are trucked to market from shoreside beds near Norwalk, Connecticut.
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This small Norwalk, Connecticut, boat serves beds of the privately owned blue point oysters.
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A Florida Keys shop boast queen conch shells, but the species is badly overfished in both Florida and the Caribbean.
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The homely but tastey whelk needs healthy marshes for its survival like this one in North Carolina's Albemarle Sound.
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Fishermen from Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey, now target squid and other resources because of groundfish declines.
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Urchin boats, like this one in Portland, Maine, are usually quite small and crewed by just two people.
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Many people consider the rough spicules and uneven contours of natural sponge superior to the synthetic product.
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One of Florida's remaining sponge boats returns to Tarpon Springs with the animals drying on a tarp-covered frame.
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Maine fishermen are investing in algal cultivation to meet the heavy demand for these processed sheets of nori.
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Hurt by groundfish declines, Gloucester, Massachusetts, welcomes tourist dollars from whale watching.
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A Pascagoula, Mississippi, shrimper crew helps an enforcement officer verify that their TED meets specifications.
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A large group of specimens of red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) taken in Kola Bay, Salnyi Island area at Lat. 69 7.2 N, 33 26.3 E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 8 C; taken at depths of 10-35 meters. King crab are an introduced species in the Barents Sea.
Russia, Barents Sea 2001June 28

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