Sidney Holt / Three Lumps of Coal

Historians love counter-factuals. What would the world have been like if Lincoln didn’t go to the Ford Theater. So here’s a counter-factual for those who are interested in fisheries history, what if Sidney Holt had followed through with his 1945 intention of becoming a veterinarian? Fortunately his tutor at Reading College steered him towards marine science. E. S. Russell and Michael Graham offered him a job, and the rest, as they say, is history. This memoire features more detail about Lowestoft between 1947 and 1950, when Beverton and Holt hammered out the Bible of fisheries science, On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations.

Link to Three Lumps of Coal

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About finleyc

I'm a writer and a historian of science. I'm interested in the intersection of science and policy in the oceans, and especially around fishing.
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