A Norwegian purse seiner fishing tuna


The last part of the purse seine is hauled in, and only the strongest part of the seine is still in the water. The giant bluefin tuna tries to escape, but last strong part of the seine stops them. In the 1970's only adult bluefin tuna migrated to the Norwegian waters, and the without any recruitment of young fish the stock got smaller and smaller and the fish grew bigger and bigger year by year. The film above is probably recorded in 1975. The name of the fishing vessel is "Basholm"

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