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Sea Magazine interviews Charles R. “Bob” Hitz

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MY FIRST TRIP ON THE COBB

By Bob Hitz, Blog # 32      June 3, 2015 I was hired as a permanent employee with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Exploratory Fishing and Gear Research Base (EFGRB) – and reported for work on July 5, 1960. … Continue reading

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How knowing something can lead you astray

We have had an interesting time over the past three years, learning how an assumption we made allowed us to ignore some evidence that we really should not have ignored. It took Bob Hitz, with his interest in finding the … Continue reading

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Built in Seattle for fishing in China in 1947

This is another in our continuing series of blog posts about American-built boats that went sent to foreign countries after World War II. We have looked at vessels built for the Soviets, sent to Germany, and a research vessel sent … Continue reading

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FISH FLOUR and the Cobb Midwater Trawl

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz    Bob’s Posting 29                   Mar. 9, 2015 Fish Flour brings back a lot of memories and the Ballad of the Hake enforces them. Reading them leaves one feeling that the hake project and fish flour were … Continue reading

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LBJ and FPC

One of the nice things about being a historian is that you get to gad around and go interesting places, like Austin, Texas, which happens to be the home of the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library. The library, you will … Continue reading

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The Ballad of the Hake, by Herb Shippen

We are close to finishing our book, which means we have been thinking a lot of about the 1960s and the foreign boats showing up off the coast of Oregon and Washington, as Bob Hitz has told us about. More … Continue reading

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You teach this stuff?

It’s not easy being a historian who specializes in stuff that most people think is dead boring. But fish and fisheries science have a long and colorful history, and  that history has a lot to say about how many fish … Continue reading

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More American boats for post-war foreign fisheries

As we have noted, a number of fishing boats were either built or reconditioned shortly after World War II and shipped to various foreign countries.  In 1949, the U.S. Army bought 12 motor trawlers for the Germany fishing industry and … Continue reading

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“Made in America—Russia’s Great Floating Cannery”

We are intrigued at the number of post-war fishing boats that were built in the United States for delivery to foreign countries. According to the pages of Pacific Fisherman, one of the lend lease projects was a 360-foot crab canning … Continue reading

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