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Taking The Tuna
Description: 1950s film about the tuna fishing industry in San Diego, California.

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Clip #: MF-31B-4
Length: 3:43
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: California
City: San Diego
Subject: Fishing
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, California, San Diego, cityscape, skyline, street, harbor, tuna boats, fishermen, workers loading cargo onto tuna clipper hold, including food and salt for brine, worker pouring fuel oil into tank, crew loading bottles of ammonia onto ship, man looking through binoculars, porpoises leaping out of water to signal nearby school of tuna, tuna fishing, fishermen using multiple poles on same lines to fish for tuna, fisherman throwing bait out to water, fishermen pulling in tuna on rods from water to boat, tuna flipping around on deck, fishermen storing tuna catch under refrigeration in hold, crew member sending morse code message to San Diego, crew unloading buckets of frozen catch at port, fish being transported to cannery through troughs filled with rushing water, weighing department, ship’s crew member checking catch weight, female workers cleaning tuna / removing inedible parts of tuna, male worker using machine to cut white meat into sizes suitable for canning, female workers canning tuna, machine putting lids on cans of tuna traveling on conveyor, workers shutting gate of stacked crates of tuna cans, grocer and woman standing next to stacked tuna cans and holding cans


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