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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Buying station for troll-caught salmon.
Alaska, Kalinin Bay
1651 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat going to set nets at sundown.
Washington, Columbia River
1652 thumbnail picture
Salmon in the hold of a commercial fishing vessel
Oregon, Astoria
1653 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1654 thumbnail picture
Salmon gill net boat
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1655 thumbnail picture
Repairing salmon gill net
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1656 thumbnail picture
Repairing salmon gill net
Washington, Long Beach 1969 September
1657 thumbnail picture
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
1658 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.
1659 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.
1660 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.
1661 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.
1662 thumbnail picture
The gill net, sometimes called a drift net because it is set to drift downstream with the current, is hauled in over a power-driven drum in the stern of the boat.
1663 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1664 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1665 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1666 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1667 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1668 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1669 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1670 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1671 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1672 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1673 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1674 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1675 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1676 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1677 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1678 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1679 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1680 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1681 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1682 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1683 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1684 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1685 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations. Sturgeon caught in salmon net.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1686 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1687 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1688 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1689 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1690 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1691 thumbnail picture
Small boat salmon gill net operations.
Oregon, St. Helens, Columbia River 1969 September
1692 thumbnail picture
Salmon boats
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1693 thumbnail picture
Repairing salmon nets
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1694 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1695 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1696 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1697 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1698 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September
1699 thumbnail picture
Unloading salmon at the Bumble Bee Company dock
Oregon, Astoria 1969 September

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