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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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A view of the tuna that are captured inside the net.
3701 thumbnail picture
After closing the net and trapping the fish, the net is now brought on board. This is a view of the net being run through the powerblock and then laid back on the stern of the fishing vessel.
3702 thumbnail picture
After closing the net and trapping the fish, the net is now brought on board. This is a view from the pilothouse of the fishing vessel looking aft as the net is brought through the powerblock and laid on the stern.
3703 thumbnail picture
Once the purse has been completed, the net is brought on board. This is the first stage of bringing the net through the power block prior to laying it on the stern.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3704 thumbnail picture
A view of the power block as the net is coming on board.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3705 thumbnail picture
A view of the power block as the net is coming on board.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3706 thumbnail picture
A view of the power block as the net is coming on board. The tremendous power of the winches hauling the net through the powerblock rips apart fish entangled in the net.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3707 thumbnail picture
An aerial view of a purse seiner after the purse has been closed and the net is being hauled aboard.
Pacific Ocean
3708 thumbnail picture
Power block operator monitors the net as it comes aboard. If need be, he will stop the net in case of a problem.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3709 thumbnail picture
The net is now on board and the operation of collecting the fish has begun. The large basket in the upper left is dipped repeatedly into the water to bring the fish on to the boat.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3710 thumbnail picture
The net is now on board and the operation of collecting the fish has begun. The large basket is dipped repeatedly into the water to bring the fish on to the boat.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3711 thumbnail picture
The net is now on board and the operation of collecting the fish has begun. The large basket is dipped repeatedly into the water to bring the fish on to the boat.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3712 thumbnail picture
The net is now on board and the operation of collecting the fish has begun.
3713 thumbnail picture
The net is now on board and the operation of collecting the fish has begun. The large basket is dipped repeatedly into the water to bring the fish on to the boat.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3714 thumbnail picture
A basket load of fish on board.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3715 thumbnail picture
The basket load of fish is being brought out of the water and will be placed directly over the hole in the foreground. The fish will be deposited in the hole which has a chute that leads directly to the freezer compartments.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3716 thumbnail picture
The basket load of fish is now directly over the hole that leads to the freezer compartments.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3717 thumbnail picture
After the basket is unloaded, the fish are channeled into a chute that leads to a freezer compartment. Here the fish are dropping into it.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern
3718 thumbnail picture
A basket load of fish being emptied on deck.
Western Indian Ocean 1986
3719 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiners.
Peru 1999
3720 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiner fishing for small pelagic fish.
Peru 1997
3721 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiner fishing for small pelagic fish.
Peru 1997
3722 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiner fishing for small pelagic fish.
Peru 1997
3723 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiner fishing for small pelagic fish.
Peru 1997
3724 thumbnail picture
Peruvian purse seiner fishing for small pelagic fish.
Peru 1997
3725 thumbnail picture
Deploying a purse seine.
Peru 1997
3726 thumbnail picture
About 400 tons of jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) are caught by a Chilean purse seiner.
Peru 1997
3727 thumbnail picture
Chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) catch.
Peru 1997
3728 thumbnail picture
Chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) being loaded on a boat.
Peru 1997
3729 thumbnail picture
Chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) being loaded on a boat.
Peru 1997
3730 thumbnail picture
Chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) being loaded on a boat.
Peru 1997
3731 thumbnail picture
Peruvian scientist taking a chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) sample on board a fishing boat.
Peru 1997
3732 thumbnail picture
Peruvian scientist sampling blue jack mackerel (Trachurus picturatus).
Peru 1997
3733 thumbnail picture
A "chata" lighter is used to transfer the catch from the fishing boat to the processing plant.
Peru 1999
3734 thumbnail picture
Hold of a fishing boat full of anchoveta (Engraulis ringens).
Peru 1999
3735 thumbnail picture
Hold of a fishing boat full of anchoveta (Engraulis ringens).
Peru 1999
3736 thumbnail picture
Decomposing fish in the hold of a purse seiner. Fish decompose as a result of lack of refrigeration. Although this material is unfit for human consumption, it is used as a base for fishmeal for animal feed.
Peru 1999
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Los Ferroles fishmeal plant. In the background, fishing boats ready to transfer the catch.
Peru, Callao 1999
3738 thumbnail picture
Processing anchovies (Engraulis ringens) at the SIPESA fishmeal plant.
Peru, Paita 1997
3739 thumbnail picture
Los Ferroles fishmeal plant processes small pelagic species for consumption by the aquaculture industry, chickens, pigs, and ruminants.
Peru, Callao 1999
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Fishmeal plant at La Planchada processes small pelagic species for consumption by the aquaculture industry, chickens, pigs, and ruminants.
Peru, La Planchada 1997
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Anchovy fishmeal. Los Ferroles fishmeal plant.
Peru, Callao 1999
3742 thumbnail picture
Sacks of anchovy fishmeal at Los Ferroles fishmeal plant.
Peru, Callao 1999
3743 thumbnail picture
Processing Pacific menhaden (Ethmidium maculatum) at Hayduk cannery. These fish are being processed for human consumption.
Ilo, Peru 1997
3744 thumbnail picture
Sorting pilchard (Sardinops Sagax) and chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) in the Paita refrigeration plant. These fish are being processed for human consumption .
Peru, Paita 1997
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An educational poster produced by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for the Southeast Pacific Ocean area.
3746 thumbnail picture
The Southeast portion of the Pacific Ocean corresponds to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Area 87.
3747 thumbnail picture
Image #1 of sequence. Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer SST and SeaWiFS chlorophyll comparisons for January 1998 and July 1998.
3748 thumbnail picture
Image #2 of sequence. SST anomalies in January were close to the highest observ ed during the most recent El Nino. There is little or no evidence of the equato rial cold tongue or of enhanced chlorophyll along the equator.
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Image #3 of sequence. In sharp contrast, by July 1998, a dramatic recovery had taken place. There is a well-developed cold tongue and a dramatic bloom of phytoplankton along the equator. High chlorophyll concentrations had not previously been observed over such a large area.

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