Gallery - Papua New Guinea

First tagging cruises of the PTTP program occuring in 2006-2007 in the PNG waters.

F/V Soltai 6
F/V Soltai 6
F/V Soltai 6 (Soltai Fishing and Processing, Ltd) was the...
Surveying
Surveying
Captain Sebastine (Soltai) and B. Kumasi (NFA) surveying ...
Baitfish
Baitfish
Bow chummer casting live baitfish on a breezing school of...
Poling another yellowfin
Poling another ...
Poling another yellowfin for the starboard bow tagger.
In action
In action
Dr A.D. Lewis plugging another one
Off the bow
Off the bow
Poling action off the bow
Jig
Jig
Barbless tuna jig rigged and ready for action
Catcher
Catcher
Every tagging cradle is only as good as your “catcher”
Diving
Diving
Tagged and away!
Crew
Crew
Dr Lewis and crew from early PNG tagging cruise
After the rush
After the rush
OFP Program Manager Dr J. Hampton on station
Anchored FAD
Anchored FAD
The Soltai 6 standing by an anchored FAD in the Bismarck ...
Purse seine vessel
Purse seine ves...
Typical PNG flag purse seine vessel (originally from Phil...
Fragile baitfish
Fragile baitfis...
Daylight loading fragile baitfish species to reduce morta...
Baitfish
Baitfish
Hauling the large bouke-ami style baitfish net
Ocean anchovy
Ocean anchovy
The success of tagging depends entirely on high quality b...
Shipboard office
Shipboard offic...
V. Alain and D. Itano contemplating vessel movements on a...
Manam volcano
Manam volcano
D. Itano and B. Leroy with crew off the impressive Manam ...
Big fish
Big fish
Taggers begin to resemble the tagged
Archival tag
Archival tag
B. Leroy inserting archival data-logging tag in a nice ye...
 
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