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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7917

Capturing a sperm whale, third quarter, 19th century. The early origin of the reduction industry that produces fish meal and oil lies in the extinct U.S. whaling industry that reached its peak during the 19th Century.

Image ID: fish7917, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 70 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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