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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7924

Famed cannery row has gone out of business as a center of sardine canning. In the 1930's and 1940's, the California sardine industry was the largest in the United States, landing a peak of 1.5 billion pounds in 1936. The sardine population had dwindled to almost nothing by the late 1960's but had been replaced by an even larger anchovy population.

Image ID: fish7924, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: California, Monterey
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 218 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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