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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Sablefish on deck (Anoplopoma fimbria )
Alaska 1973 circa
1551 thumbnail picture
A nice catch of sablefish made by one of the experimental cylindrical traps employed in the development of the present system. Such traps were attractive to fish, but proved to be too fragile in prolonged use.
Alaska 1973 circa
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Sailfish (common swordfish) from drawing. (Histiophorus gladius)
1553 thumbnail picture
Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)
1554 thumbnail picture
Salmon cannery and herring reduction plant
1555 thumbnail picture
The grader of the salmon is at the top of the shutes. The grader must be fast and unerring in judgement and is one of the most important workers in the cannery.
Oregon, Astoria
1556 thumbnail picture
Sketch of the Pacific Coast's first salmon cannery, constructed in Sacramento in 1864, was prepared for the "Pacific Fisherman" magazine in 1903. The artist worked under the direction of C. W. Hume, one of the founders of the cannery.
1557 thumbnail picture
Fish heads and tails will be boiled to extract oil which is used in packing salmon and has a high vitamin content.
1955 circa
1558 thumbnail picture
Floating salmon cannery Santa Flavia.
Alaska, Bristol Bay 1939
1559 thumbnail picture
Cans of salmon going into the racks in which they will be put into retorts for cooking.
Oregon, Astoria
1560 thumbnail picture
Brailing salmon
Alaska, Icy Straits 1967
1561 thumbnail picture
Hoisting the fish from the fish hold to the grading platform located dock-side.
Alaska, Ketchikan 1956 August 16
1562 thumbnail picture
Deck view of fish hold on commercial salmon trolling boat.
Alaska, Ketchikan 1956 August 16
1563 thumbnail picture
Salmon seiner drumming in the net. Note seine skiff holding vessel off the net.
Alaska, Icy Straits 1967 August
1564 thumbnail picture
Salmon seining in the Icy Straits area.
Alaska, Icy Straits 1967 August
1565 thumbnail picture
Indian fishermen repairing their nets. The salmon run was on and the fishermen caught salmon and sold them to commercial canneries.
Oregon, Celilo Falls 1950 circa
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Salmon troller fishing
1567 thumbnail picture
Salmon troller fishing
1568 thumbnail picture
Seine skiff setting the net
1569 thumbnail picture
Salmon purse seiner
1570 thumbnail picture
Salmon trollers
1571 thumbnail picture
BCF vessel MURRE II
1572 thumbnail picture
Gangions used in salmon longlining
1573 thumbnail picture
Preparing lines for salmon longlining
1574 thumbnail picture
Setting buoy to mark end of salmon longline
1575 thumbnail picture
Recovering salmon longline
1576 thumbnail picture
Gill net operation - removing salmon from gillnet
1577 thumbnail picture
Retrieving gill net used in salmon fishing
1578 thumbnail picture
Hauling net with power block on salmon purse seiner
1579 thumbnail picture
Salmon troller
1580 thumbnail picture
Preparing bait for salmon trolling
1581 thumbnail picture
Placing bait on hook for salmon trolling
1582 thumbnail picture
Hauling in a salmon caught by hook and bait on troller
1583 thumbnail picture
Salmon trollers at Newport.
Oregon, Newport, Yaquina Bay 1951 July
1584 thumbnail picture
Salmon trollers at Newport.
Oregon, Newport, Yaquina Bay 1951 July
1585 thumbnail picture
Salmon troller
Alaska, Clarence Strait 1955 June
1586 thumbnail picture
Trolling boat THELMA
Alaska, Ham Island, Ketchikan area 1951 March 26
1587 thumbnail picture
Humpback and dog salmon being unloaded at the False Pass Cannery.
Alaska, False Pass
1588 thumbnail picture
Buying station for troll-caught salmon.
Alaska, Kalinin Bay
1589 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat going to set nets at sundown.
Washington, Columbia River
1590 thumbnail picture
Salmon in the hold of a commercial fishing vessel
Oregon, Astoria
1591 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1592 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1593 thumbnail picture
Repairing salmon gill net
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
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Repairing salmon gill net
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
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Most of the fishing in British Columbia is by gill net or purse seine. This man , mending his net, is a gill-net fisherman.
British Columbia
1596 thumbnail picture
To save the time-wasting trip back to the cannery, packer boats are sent out to the fleets to pick up the catch. This is a Spring salmon about to be "weighed in" on a packer boat.
1597 thumbnail picture
When the purse seine is completely brailed out, it is carefully repacked on the turntable, floats on one side, weights on the other, ready for the next set.
1598 thumbnail picture
Some salmon are caught by trolling. Long lines trailing lures, or spoons, are set from poles extended from the sides of the boat. Spring and coho salmon are often attracted by these lures, and are caught on the hooks concealed in them.
1599 thumbnail picture
As the name implies, gill nets trap fish by the gills which must open and close constantly if the fish is to live. Caught this way, fish must be removed from the net, or "husked out" by hand.

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