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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish2141

The net is now closing in a nearly perfect circle. The purse seiner is now starting to pull the net back on board. The workboat is seen to the left and is secured to the ship. It is now acting like a tugboat and is pulling the purse seiner away from the net so that it does not become entangled.

Image ID: fish2141, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Pacific Ocean
Credit: Courtesy of South Pacific Commission (SPC)

Category: Fisheries/Technique Purse Seine/

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