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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh2236

To aid conservation of marine species, the eggs of cod, flounders, pollock, and other groundfish are stripped by the USFWS from ripe fish taken by commercial vessels. They are then fertilized and returned to the sea. However, only a small part of the total catch is so handled.

Image ID: fizh2236, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Gulf of Maine area
Photo Date: 1939
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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