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