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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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After fishing, any light damage to the poles is repaired.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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After fishing, any light damage to the poles is repaired.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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Tuna ready for lowering into the vessel cold store (refrigerated space).
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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Lowering tuna to the cold store.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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Young Basque fisherman after a day's tuna fishing.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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Nightfall over the Bay of Biscay.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1980
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Nightfall over the Bay of Biscay.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1996
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Large bluefin tuna caught in the trap off Stintino.
Stintino, Sardinia, Italy 1998
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Bluefin tuna - Thunnus thynnus.
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Artist's conception of purse seining operations.
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Artist's conception of purse seining operations.
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Trap fishing as practiced in some Mediterranean tuna fisheries and the state of Gibraltar.
3512 thumbnail picture
Artist's conception of tuna trolling operation.
3513 thumbnail picture
Fishing vessel trolling for tuna in the Pacific.
3514 thumbnail picture
Fishing vessel trolling for tuna in the Atlantic.
3515 thumbnail picture
Pole and line fishing boat above a school of tuna. The jets of water facilitate fishing as they prevent the tuna from noticing activity on the deck. This technique uses live bait.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1972
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Pole and line fishing vessel with live bait container on the foredeck.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
3517 thumbnail picture
Tuna caught by pole and line method on the Bay of Biscay.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
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Tuna caught with rod and reel and live bait. Rod and reel as opposed to pole and line method is used when fish are far from boat instead of directly under or near the boat. The rod and reel allows casting live bait to the fish.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
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Tuna caught with rod and reel and live bait. Man with rod and reel is out of picture to right; man on left is helping pull in the fish; man on right is waiting to gaff the fish.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
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Using live bait to bait the hook for tuna fishing with pole and line fishing.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1958
3521 thumbnail picture
Tuna caught with rod and reel and live bait. Man with rod and reel is out of picture to left; men in foreground are helping pull the fish in.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
3522 thumbnail picture
Tuna caught with rod and reel and live bait.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
3523 thumbnail picture
Tuna caught with rod and reel and live bait.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
3524 thumbnail picture
Fisherman preparing rod and reel for tuna fishing.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1973
3525 thumbnail picture
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
3528 thumbnail picture
Tuna coming to side of boat during pole and line fishing operation.
3529 thumbnail picture
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.
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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
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Pole and line fishing with two poles working in unison. Big tunas like this are often landed on two poles in the Hawaiian fishery.
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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.
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Photo #2 of sequence. Pole and line fishing with six poles working in unison.
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Photo #1 of sequence. Pole and line fishing with six poles working in unison.
3536 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.
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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.
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Measuring the length of a bluefin tuna.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
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Pole and line tuna fishing boat from Fuenterrabia, Northern Spain.
Gijon, Spain 1990
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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
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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
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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
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Scientist preparing to tag albacore tuna - Thunnus alalunga.
Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay 1990
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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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