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  • During the cruise 2 & 5 of the National Science Foundation Research ship Anton Bruun in the Indian Ocean, scientists from the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Biological Laboratory, Honolulu, conducted longline fishing as part of the fishery phase of the US biological effort in the International Indian Ocean Expedition. The catch consisted of 431 tunas (yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack and albacore), 124 sharks and 259 other fish. Additional speciments were obtained by trolling (14). Physical, biological and chemical data were collected.