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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2012

A 400 kilogram (880 pounds) tuna is landed by eight fishermen. This is a difficult and dangerous time when synchronized effort is required to land the tuna. Poor timing can cause the poles to break and a fisherman to land in the water. Some fishermen have died in this manner after falling overboard and being struck by the tuna tails.

Image ID: fish2012, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Italy, Favignana, Sicily
Photo Date: 1979 May
Photographer: Danilo Cedrone
Credit: Courtesy of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Category: Fisheries/Technique Trap/

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