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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish0835

Closing the purse seine. This picture of early tuna purse seining operations illustrates that often dolphins and other marine mammals were caught as a byproduct of tuna fishing. Today, efforts are made to minimize the harm to marine mammal species during tuna purse seining operations.

Image ID: fish0835, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Tropical Pacific Ocean
Photo Date: 1966 August

Category: Fisheries/Commercial Fishing/Technique Purse Seine/

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