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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7919

Scales shed from herring are collected to make pearl essence - a lustrous and decorative finish applied to many products like baby toys, dolls, clothing, jewelry, etc. Small herring, caught along the Maine coast, furnish the principal raw material for our pearl essence industry. The fish will be canned and sold as Maine sardines.

Image ID: fish7919, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 79 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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