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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Unloading frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria 1968 September
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Unloading frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria 1968 September
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Unloading frozen tuna
Oregon, Astoria 1968 September
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Chumming for tuna. Small fish, usually the nehu, a type of anchovy, are thrown in the water to bring the tunas near the ship.
Pacific Ocean Central
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Japanese fishermen identified by towel wrapped around their head (hachimaki). Here a group of Japanese fishermen are taking on a load of frozen tuna bait ( saury, Cololabis saira), preparatory for a fishing trip that could last as long as 40 days.
American Samoa, Pago Pago
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Unloading frozen tuna from fishing vessel on the cannery docks at Pago Pago.
American Samoa, Pago Pago
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Moving tuna from dock to processing facility
American Samoa, Pago Pago
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Unloading frozen tuna from fishing vessel
American Samoa, Pago Pago
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Forty-five tons of prime (50-pound average weight) bluefin tuna in "dried up" bag of purse seine off California.
Pacific Ocean Central
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Tuna in pre-cooking oven at StarKist tuna plant
American Samoa, Pago Pago
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The skipjack tuna vessel BUCCANEER pulls into Kewalo Basin. The vessel at the dock is a longliner.
Honolulu
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Tuna seiner with escaping porpoise
Pacific Ocean Central
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Tuna seiner
Pacific Ocean Central
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Tuna swimming in closing purse seine
Pacific Ocean Central
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School of oceanic skipjack tuna
Pacific Ocean Central
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Skipjack tuna off Hawaii
Hawaii
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A school of 400-500 pound bluefin tuna in the Atlantic
Bahama Islands, Cat Cay
3817 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3818 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3819 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3820 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3821 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3822 thumbnail picture
Yellowfin tuna
3823 thumbnail picture
A school of 400-500 pound bluefin tuna in the Atlantic
Bahama Islands, Cat Cay
3824 thumbnail picture
Tuna swimming in purse seine
3825 thumbnail picture
Pacific Ocean Central
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Women at work busily preparing tuna for canning
California, San Pedro
3827 thumbnail picture
Large tuna on butchering line at Star Kist Tuna plant
3828 thumbnail picture
Seiner easing up to the skiff and completing the circle around the fish. From "Purse Seine Revolution in Tuna Fishing" by Richard L. McNeely in Pacific Fisherman.
1961 June
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Tuna on deck
3830 thumbnail picture
Tuna on deck during longline fishing off stern of research vessel
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A bucket of tuna offloading
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Yellowfin tuna being dumped into trough leading to weighing shed and cannery.
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Stacking purse seine net on the tuna clipper "West Point"
Pacific Ocean 1966 December
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Hauling the rings on a tuna purse seine
3835 thumbnail picture
Live-bait fishing for skipjack off Kauai. Barefoot fishermen in traditional blue denim kimono use very long bamboo poles for small fish.
Hawaii, Kauai 1963
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Chummer throwing live bait to attract skipjack aboard Hawaiian sampan BUCCANEER,
Hawaii 1963
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Hawaiian fishermen aboard the Hawaiian sampan BUCCANEER mend bait nets at sea while cruising on the fishing grounds. The fisherman in the foreground wears the straw hat and blue denim kimono traditional in the fishery.
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Preparing to brail a tuna purse seine
3839 thumbnail picture
Albacore tuna taken by trolling
3840 thumbnail picture
Landing large tuna on BCF research vessel
Hawaii
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Removing albacore tuna from a gillnet
3842 thumbnail picture
Two-pole method of landing medium size tuna
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Landing a yellowfin tuna aboard the BCF research vessel UNDAUNTED
British West Indies, St. Vincent 1966 winter
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Preparing to gaff large tuna for bringing on board.
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2- to 3- day old larval kawakawa, Euthynnus affinis, which resulted from eggs taken from a female fish that was induced to attain spawning condition by hormone injections. The ripe eggs were fertilized with milt stripped from a ripe male.
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Larval fish
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Yellowfin tuna larvae ranging from 4.3 mm to 10.5 mm.
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Yellowfin tuna larvae 5.5 mm in length
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Yellowfin tuna larvae ranging from 4.3 mm to 10.5 mm.

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