NOAA Photo Library Banner
Takes you to the Top Page Takes you to the About this Site page. Takes you to the Contacts page. Takes you to the HELP page. Takes you to the Credits page. Takes you to the Collections page. Takes you to the search page. Takes you to the Links page.

NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7973

Purse seines lead in quantity of fish landed by U.S. fishermen. The purse line, when drawn to the vessel, effectively prevents the fish from escaping under the net. Purse seines are used to catch schooling fish like tuna, menhaden, and salmon. Tuna purse seines (one is shown) are of enormous size, and may be 3/4 mile long, 200 ft. deep, weight 15 tons, and have 10,000 floats.

Image ID: fish7973, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Photo Date: 1969 circa
Photographer: Artwork by Bob Hines, BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 113 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

High Resolution Photo Available

Publication of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA),
NOAA Central Library
NOAA Privacy Policy | NOAA Disclaimer
Last Updated:
November 10, 2017