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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Jonah crab (Cancer borealis)
Massachusetts, Woods Hole 1971 circa
5701 thumbnail picture
Male crab (Telmessus cheiragonus)
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Adak, Sweeper Cove
5702 thumbnail picture
Sponge crab. A female blue crab with a mass of eggs attached beneath her abdomen, where she carries them until they hatch. The so-called "sponge" may contain up to 2 million eggs.
5703 thumbnail picture
Dungeness crab
Washington , Seattle 1947 April 8
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Artwork. Crab pot. This cubicle trap has four openings, or funnels inward. There are two compartments, and in the lower one is a bait holding device. The upper one is a holding chamber. FWS BCF FL 550.
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Artwork. Sketch of a typical Maryland trotline being fished. Shows the anchored and buoyed line, with baits in place, passing over the roller on the side of the boat. The fisherman dip-nets the crabs as they are brought to the surface. (After Cargo). FWS BCF FL 550.
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Technicians plate count diluting samples taken from Dungeness crab in a study of the keeping quality of seafood.
Alaska, Ketchikan 1960 April
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The stone crab (Menippe mercenaria). FWS BCF FL 550.
5708 thumbnail picture
Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) (after Rathbun).
5709 thumbnail picture
Walking legs of average sized king crabs taken commercially span three feet. Crabs measuring six feet in leg span have been taken.
Alaska
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Catch of deep-water red crabs, Geryon sp., from 200 fathoms off the Mississippi River Delta.
Louisiana
5711 thumbnail picture
Tanner crab
Alaska 1966 May
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Tanner crab
Alaska 1963 September
5713 thumbnail picture
The Soviet factory ship KONSTANTIN SUKHANOV with picker boat. A Soviet factory ship of this class is served by 12 boats which set tangle nets in the Bering Sea for king crab, and three net picker boats complete her fleet. Similar class ships are supplied by up to 20 shrimp trawlers in the Gulf of Alaska.
Alaska, Bering Sea 56.4 N 162.8 W 1965 March 23
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Crab meat is inspected and then given a final wash prior to canning at the Point Chehalis Packers.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
5715 thumbnail picture
Artwork. Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the rock crab (Cancer irroratus) after Rathbun.
5716 thumbnail picture
Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the Kona crab, (Ranina ranina) after Rees .
5717 thumbnail picture
Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the tanner crab (Chionoectes tanneri) after Rees.
5718 thumbnail picture
Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the deep sea red crab (Geryon quinquedens) after Rees.
5719 thumbnail picture
The king crab (Paralithodes camschatica)
5720 thumbnail picture
Subclass Malacostraca, order Decapoda, the green crab (Carcinus maenas) after Rathbun.
5721 thumbnail picture
Posterior view of intact cast shell of female king crab showing opening through which the crab emerges from the old shell.
5722 thumbnail picture
Posterior view of king crab showing arrangement of carapace and abdominal segments. (After Marukawa 1933).
5723 thumbnail picture
Information gained from recaptures of king crabs marked with a spaghetti tag threaded through the isthmus is used to plot crab movements and to study the extent of intermingling between offshore and inshore populations.
5724 thumbnail picture
Male albino king crab captured by crew of the F/V MINNIE B. The rare specimen weighed five and one half pounds and had a carapace of almost seven inches.
Alaska, Kodiak Island 1966 November 12
5725 thumbnail picture
King crab with most of legs removed.
Alaska, St. Paul Island
5726 thumbnail picture
The king crab of Alaskan waters is highly prized for food. These strange spiderlike crabs crawl about on the ocean floor in cold Arctic waters.
Alaska 1955 circa
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Artwork. King crab by G. T. Sundstrom.
5728 thumbnail picture
King crab. This crab was the basis of the artwork by G. T. Sundstrom in the previous image.
Alaska 1958
5729 thumbnail picture
Bering Sea king crab caught by the BCF research vessel MILLER FREEMAN. These crab average 7 to 8 pounds.
Alaska, Bering Sea 1969 circa
5730 thumbnail picture
Close-up of Alaska king crab captured during FWS 1940 King Crab Expedition.
Alaska
5731 thumbnail picture
A container of king crab is unloaded from a catcher boat at the Point Chehalis Packers plant.
Alaska, Cordova 1968 October
5732 thumbnail picture
Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
5733 thumbnail picture
Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
5734 thumbnail picture
Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
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Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
5737 thumbnail picture
Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
5738 thumbnail picture
Picking crab meat from blue crab for canning.
North Carolina, Davis 1968 June
5739 thumbnail picture
Floating crab cannery H. M. PARKS
Alaska, Hoonah
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Floating crab cannery H. M. PARKS
Alaska, Hoonah
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Packing Dungeness crab meat at a Ketchikan cannery
Alaska, Ketchikan
5742 thumbnail picture
Disassembled commercial prototype of a crab cleaner-debacker machine developed by the American Scientific Corporation for BCF. The machine will clean and deback approximately 60 crabs per minute. Called CRABMAC II.
1965 October
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Assembled commercial prototype of a crab cleaner-debacker machine developed by the American Scientific Corporation for BCF. The machine will clean and deback approximately 60 crabs per minute. Called CRABMAC II.
1965 October
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Watching CRABMAC II in operation.
1965 October
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John Henry attempting to beat CRABMAC II.
1965 October
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Commercial cannery crab cooking pot.
A Chesapeake Bay cannery 1968 August
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Preparing crab for placement on what appears to be a variant of CRABMAC II for cleaning and debacking.
A Chesapeake Bay cannery 1968 August
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Cleaned and debacked crab on what appears to be a CRABMAC II.
A Chesapeake Bay cannery 1968 August
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Cleaned and debacked crab on what appears to be a CRABMAC II.
A Chesapeake Bay cannery 1968 August

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