A Norwegian purse seiner fishing bluefin tuna in 1967

 

The purse seine is set and the bluefin tuna will soon be surrounded. The vessel is then hauling in the seine, making less space for the tuna. The last part of the seine has a strong construction that awoid the tuna to go through the net when the fish panic. This fishery had its peak in the 1950's and 1960's. The migrating stock of bluefin tuna became smaller and smaller and in 1986 the last catches were taken off the Norwegian coast.

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