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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7931

A Samoan woman cracks a piece of coral to extract a hidden sea urchin. Women and youngsters comb the reefs around American Samoa for many kinds of shellfish for use as food and to make shell leis and trinkets that will be sold to tourists. Few Samoans engage in commercial fishing enterprises.

Image ID: fish7931, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: American Samoa
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Photographer: Artwork by Bob Hines, BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 312 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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