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Christian Åslund Photography

Tarawa Island, Kiribati, Pacific Ocean Purse seine fishing vessel Eagle outside the harbour of Betio, on Tarawa Island, waiting for transhipment of tuna to a reefer ship, a refrigerated cargo ship. Purse Seine fishing involves utilizing large nets to encircle shoaling fish. The nature of this fishing method also captures by-catch where fish or other marine species like turtles and baby sharks is caught unintentionally.

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