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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7935

Pumping alewives from the hold of a Lake Michigan trawler. This low-value fish will be reduced to meal and oil. Alewives migrated in from the Atlantic Ocean and have become the leading species in quantity taken from Great Lakes waters. Catches of high-value fish have declined seriously.

Image ID: fish7935, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 330 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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