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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish7982

Blessing the shrimp fleet is an annual event. Shrimp have become the most valuable species in the U.S. fisheries, and more than 2/3 of the domestic catch is taken from Gulf waters. The shrimp fleet has been so improved that it can be considered one of the most modern seagoing fleets in the world.

Image ID: fish7982, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Alabama
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection; P. 210 of "Our Changing Fisheries" 1970 Centenary NMFS centenary volume

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