Category Archives: Fisheries policy

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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“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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The fishing fleet the Americans built for the Soviets

We are feeling quite efficient these days, always pleasant. The book is actually going quite well and we are tossing around the word “deadline” without flinching very much, which perhaps is not wise. But there have been some interesting connections … Continue reading

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Our 90th post! What’s next?

We are extremely pleased that Bob Hitz has taken the time to organize the blog a bit, by compiling a list of all my posts (you can find a list of Bob’s posts here). For some time now, we’ve been … Continue reading

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The R/V Cobb and Project Chariot

There is a brief and tantalizing mention of nuclear testing off Alaska in Lee Alverson’s wonderful memoir, Race to the Sea, where he writes that he and the R/V John N. Cobb were involved in study around a nuclear project … 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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So many ships, so few fish

The blog has written a lot about the Soviet boats fishing off the West Coast of the United States during the 1960s.  But there weren’t just Soviet boats.  Dayton Lee Alverson has told us about the day in March of … Continue reading

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Dayton L. Alverson – My Mentor

Charles R. Hitz                                          May 23, 2013 I attended the memorial service for Dr. Dayton L. Alverson’s life at the John Knox Presbyterian church in Normandy Park on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013.  There were two tables set up with all the … Continue reading

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A link to the Rachel Carson Center and my work

I’m home. I had an incredible time in Munich at the Rachel Carson Center. Here’s a link to a blog post about my work there: http://wp.me/2Kvea And a picture of one of my favorite places, Cascade Head, at the mouth … Continue reading

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