Category Archives: California sardines

We dust! We clean! We re-organize!

We are telling a lot of stories here at the Pacific Fishery History Project, and since we have trouble keeping them straight, we’re sure it’s a problem for our loyal readers. Postings tend to be more than a little random. … Continue reading

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Still another voice from Astoria in the 1930s

We love it when families retrace their involvement in the fishing industry. The family of Lyle Anderson, who worked at Bioproducts in Warrenton, have been compiling information about their father’s career as a chemist making fish oils, pet food, and … Continue reading

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O. E. Sette and the birth of fisheries oceanography

  We have just been having the best time, rooting around and finding out all kinds of interesting stuff! It all started with our old friend, Dr. Ellen Pikitch, won this year’s Oscar E. Sette award for Outstanding Marine Fishery … Continue reading

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WESTERN FLYER – 2015 Wooden Boat Festival

By Bob Hitz,   Blog 35          Sept. 20, 2015 On Friday September 11, the first day of the 2015 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, I was on one of the new Washington State Ferries crossing Admiralty Inlet from Whidbey Island to … Continue reading

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WESTERN FLYER – BUILT AS A SEINER

By Charles R. Hitz,  Blog # 34                     Aug. 28, 2015 Western Flyer is an interesting vessel. I became more aware of her when I was talking to Kevin Bailey, who was writing a book about her. At that time … Continue reading

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Towards a curriculum in Pacific fisheries history

As regular readers know, we often rail about the lack of history materials about the development of fishing and fisheries science in the Pacific. Most of the history on the development of fisheries has been focused on the Atlantic, where … Continue reading

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The Moskovita Memoir–this fall from OSU Press!

Faithful readers will know how excited we are that Oregon State University Press will be republishing Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor, George Moskovita’s memoir about his five decades fishing on the West Coast. It is set for publication this … Continue reading

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The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and the Saga of Pacific Fisheries.

By Kevin M. Bailey. The University of Chicago Press, 2015. Reviewed by Donald Gunderson A rich blend of philosophy, ecology, history, and first-rate literature lies behind the unassuming title for The Western Flyer: Steinbeck’s Boat, The Sea of Cortez, and … Continue reading

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The role of fish in the World War II war effort

We’ve been thinking a lot about Nick Bez and the Pacific Explorer, as we ruminate over the book we’re writing. One thing we have not realized was the depth of the relationship between the West Coast fishing industry and the … Continue reading

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The long, strange voyage of the Western Flyer continues…

Kevin Bailey has an update on the Western Flyer. It sank last January and was raised again on July 5.  It was towed to Pt. Townsend. Work has begun to dismantle the boat. The deckhouse will be taken off and … Continue reading

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