Nothing better symbolizes fishing know-how than a boat, since this "tool" is designed to meet local fishing, weather, and cultural needs.

Unloading pollock during a blizzard
Unalaska Island, Alaska,1992
photo © Natalie B. Fobes

Fishing boat and container ship
Palawan Island, Philippines
Aptly named for its desired catch, the Dog Shark loads ice before setting out to Sulu Sea reefs.
photo © Steve Simonsen

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)