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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9886

Alaska salmon roundup - Purse seining is an important method of taking salmon in the deep, swift waters of Alaska. Salmon moving near the surface are surrounded with a wall of netting, which is supported by corks or floats. Lines are then drawn in the lower surface of the net to "purse" it into a baglike shape. The fish are then brailed out of the net.

Image ID: fish9886, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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