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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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View of fresh bluefin tuna on sorting table preparatory to racking and freezing.
1963
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Live bait fishing for skipjack tuna aboard the Hawaiian sampan BUCCANEER
Hawaii, Oahu 1963
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Huge tuna being brought aboard FWS research vessel DELAWARE
Atlantic Ocean western
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Removing fresh tuna from the hold of a tuna seiner by huge galvanized bucket which holds about a half-ton of fish.
1963
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Tuna vessel CONQUEST. CONQUEST was built under the BCF Mortgage Insurance Program by Martinac Shipbuilding Company in Tacoma, Washington. It is 163 feet 5 inches in length and has a carrying capacity of 650 short tons. This vessel was built in 1968.
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Tuna vessel CONQUEST. CONQUEST was built under the BCF Mortgage Insurance Program by Martinac Shipbuilding Company in Tacoma, Washington. It is 163 feet 5 inches in length and has a carrying capacity of 650 short tons. This vessel was built in 1968.
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Tuna vessel PACIFIC QUEEN. PACIFIC QUEEN was built under the BCF Mortgage Insurance Program by Martinac Shipbuilding Company in Tacoma, Washington. It is 163 feet 5 inches in length and has a carrying capacity of 650 short tons. This vessel was built in 1967-68.
California, San Diego 1969 February
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Tuna vessel CONNIE JEAN. CONNIE JEAN was built under the BCF Mortgage Insurance Program by Martinac Shipbuilding Company in Tacoma, Washington. It is 149 feet 6 inches in length and has a carrying capacity of 540 short tons. This vessel was built in 1965.
California, San Diego 1969 February
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Repairing seine of the purse seiner CONNIE
California, San Diego 1969 February
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Tuna fishing on the trade wind. Appears to be four-pole method to land large tuna.
Central Pacific Ocean
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Tuna boat off Oregon coast
Oregon, Astoria
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Two-pole method of landing large yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)
Pacific Ocean
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Fishermen landing yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) on exploratory fishing trip in central Pacific Ocean. On the BCF research ship CHARLES H. GILBERT.
Pacific Ocean
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Apparatus used to unload tuna clipper. Bucket of yellowfin tuna raised from the hold and set on deck ready to be raised with dock winch. Boat winch has empty bucket to be returned to hold of boat.
California
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Aboard the FWS GERONIMO, research vessel of the Tropical Atlantic Biological Laboratory at Virginia Key, Florida. Fishermen are landing a 60-lb yellowfin tuna using a three-pole, on-line rig with barbless hook. This was during the GERONIMO's third cruise devoted to surveys of the distribution of surface tuna schools in the area.
Africa, Gulf of Guinea
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Professional fishermen from FWS Honolulu Laboratory setting longline gear off stern of research vessel ANTON BRUUN. This was during the International Indian Ocean Expedition.
Indian Ocean 1963 circa
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Landing a large tuna onto the stern of the research vessel ANTON BRUUN.
Indian Ocean 1963 circa
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Live bait fishing for skipjack tuna aboard the Hawaiian sampan BUCCANEER
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Fishing for tuna aboard a BCF research vessel in the central Pacific
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Drying longline gear at Kewalo Basin. Sampan fishermen dry gear and make repairs to longline equipment at fishermen's wharf between cruises.
Hawaii, Oahu 1963
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Fresh tuna being prepared for processing
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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Unloading tuna from fishing vessel
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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Unloading tuna from fishing vessel
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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Weighing tuna after offloading
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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Weighing tuna after offloading
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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The fishing vessel NORA tied up at the Bumblee Seafoods pier at Ilwaco.
Washington, Ilwaco 1968 September
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The BONITA is a typical Hawaiian skipjack tuna craft. Diamond Head is in the background.
Hawaii, Oahu, Honolulu 1968 September
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Tuna purse seine
California, San Pedro
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Tuna purse seine
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Tuna purse seiner
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Tuna purse seiner PARAMOUNT
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Tuna purse seiner vessel (older type)
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Typical power block aboard purse seiner
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Tuna purse seiner approaching Terminal Island
California, Long Beach
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Unloading skipjack at Terminal Island
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Albacore vessels
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Paradoxical caption reads: Looking for tuna? Here's a 500-lb bucket full of yellowfin tuna, being swung to a receiving trough. In a short time they'll be canned and on your grocer's shelves --- another food product made possible through conservation of our fish resources, aided and abetted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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No. 1. Strips of net are laid out and tacked together for lacing together.
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No. 2. Lacing in progress.
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No. 4. Twenty fathoms of net are complete and ready to be stacked.
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No. 3. Cork line and leadline are attached to top and bottom of net.
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No. 5. As each 120 foot section of net is finished, the power block pulls up the next section to be laced together.
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No. 6. Net crew in action.
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Tuna fishing - live bait fishing for skipjack aboard the Hawaiian sampan "Buccaneer". Sprays of water directed astern and on the quarter ruffle the surface of the water and increase the catch.
Hawaii 1963
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Tuna vessel with prototype purse seine net.
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Tuna fishing on the trade wind BCF 206
Hawaii 1963
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Fishing for tuna in Central Pacific Ocean near Hawaii
Hawaii 1963
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Big tunas like this one are often landed on two poles in the Hawaiian tuna fishery
Hawaii 1963
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Frozen tuna awaiting processing
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Frozen tuna awaiting processing

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