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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Frozen tuna awaiting processing
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Skinning cooked tuna before canning. Columbia River Packing Association.
Oregon, Astoria
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Inside a tuna canning plant. Women are shown busily at work preparing tuna for canning.
California, San Pedro
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Putting salt into cans of tuna fish. Columbia River Packing Association.
Astoria, Oregon
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Canning tuna at the Columbia River Packing Association.
Astoria, Oregon
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Cases of tuna fish at Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria, Oregon
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Unloading frozen tuna from truck
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Unloading frozen tuna from truck
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Unloading frozen tuna from truck
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Unloading frozen tuna from truck
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Weighing frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Unloading frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
1312 thumbnail picture
Stacking frozen tuna on pallets
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Stacking canned tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Filling cans with tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Unloading frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Weighing frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
1317 thumbnail picture
Stacking tuna in cold storage room
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
1318 thumbnail picture
Filling cans with tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Adding salt to canned tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
1320 thumbnail picture
Sorting tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Filling cans with tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Spot checking cans of tuna at Bumblebee Co. plant.
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Sorting tuna
Oregon, Astoria Bumblebee Co. 1969 September
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Tuna canning. Tuna production line at Maryland Tuna Corp.
Maryland, Cambridge 1955 circa
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Fish canning. Workers at head of production line at Maryland Tuna Corp.
Maryland, Cambridge 1955 circa
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Tuna canning. Cutting choice albacore tuna into quarters.
Maryland, Cambridge 1955 circa
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Workers preparing cut choice albacore tuna.
Maryland, Cambridge 1955 circa
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Tuna canning. Sealed cans of tuna ready for final sterilization process.
Maryland, Cambridge 1955 circa
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Skinning cooked tuna before packing into cans, columbia River Packing Association.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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No. 18. A process sometimes called "butchering." It is actually the process of removing the valuable livers, from which vitamin oils are extracted.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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No,. 21. Removing skin adn outer layer of dark meat from precooked tuna. Bones , heads and tails also are removed in this operation.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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No. 17. Workers about to dump iced tuna into washer-conveyor preparatory to canning.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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No. 23. Prepared loins on tray ready for cutting to size to fit cans. Cutting is sometimes done by hand but more frequently by a guillotine-like knife to fill cans properly.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Cleaning cooked tuna for canning.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Gutting tuna.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Skinning cooked tuna before canning.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Skinning cooked tuna before canning.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Putting salt into cans of tuna fish. Columbia River Packing Association.
Oregon, Astoria 1955 circa
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Brailing bluefin tuna
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Tuna catch in seine FWS 2229
New England
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Brailing tuna FWS 2230
New England
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Preparing to hoist purse rings FWS 2231
New England
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Deck load of tuna FWS2233
New England
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Deck load of tuna FWS2234
New England
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Ready for first hoist FWS 2236
New England
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Brailing fish FWS 2237
New England
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Large tune fish on deck FWS2238
New England
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Coiling line on FWS research vessel OREGON - long-lining for tuna
Gulf of Mexico
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Coiling line on FWS research vessel OREGON - long-lining for tuna
Gulf of Mexico

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