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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7936

Commercial vessels, under contract to the BCF, skimming dead alewives from the surface of Lake Michigan. For years, dieoffs of overabundant alewives have created health and aesthetic problems.

Image ID: fish7936, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Lake Michigan
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 331 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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