Category Archives: Fisherie subsidies

A Review of All the Boats, by Dr. Donald Gunderson

All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Created overfishing, 1945-1976, University of Chicago Press, 2017. By Donald Gunderson This book is a well-written, scholarly, and engaging history of state subsidies for the fishing industry. This carefully researched book … Continue reading

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Our new cover!

We cannot say how pleased we are with the cover to the new book! We are simply thrilled and grateful to Christie Henry, our editor at the University of Chicago Press, and her team for coming up with this fantastic … 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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The Pacific Explorer returns to Astoria in 1947

This terrific picture of the Pacific Explorer unloading tuna from its trip to Costa Rica comes to us through the generosity of the Bez family of Seattle. It came back from its disastrous Costa Rico adventure with about 2,200 tons … Continue reading

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PACIFIC EXPORER – The First Trip – South America

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz          Bobs Posting 12                          Oct. 4, 2013 When Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941 the world was changed instantly and the U.S. was in World War II.  Projects were put on hold … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Story of Nick Bez and the Pacific Explorer, (corrected May 11, 2016)6r

We’ve been getting ready to teach, and that means we have been thinking about telling stories about the development of fishing and fisheries science in the Pacific. This is one of our favorite things to do, and it’s pretty challenging, … Continue reading

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Soviet fishing in the Gulf of Alaska during the 1930s

Since I’m a historian, I’m interested in why and how things happened. Between Bob Hitz and I, we’ve had plenty of posts about the Soviet fishing fleet off Washington and Oregon in the 1960s. But when and why did the … Continue reading

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The Day Fishing Changed for American Fishermen

I’ve written a lot about the development of fishing for rosefish (or redfish, or Pacific Ocean Perch) along the West Coast after World War II. Starting in 1945, fishermen like Captain Gordon White out of Newport started fishing in deeper … Continue reading

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