Category Archives: Resources About Fishing

The further, further adventures of the R/V Oregon

By Kirk Pellegrin, Oct. 27, 2015 My father, Gilmore “Butch” Pellegrin Jr., is a fisheries biologist with NOAA/NMFS at the Pascagoula, Mississippi lab and started work there July 1974.  I was born the following Nov. of ’74. As a small … 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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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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Cleaning our desk

We are extremely pleased to say that the book has gone to our publisher at last. Alert readers will remember this is the project we started during our fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, almost three years ago. … Continue reading

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Exploratory Fishing

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz Bob’s Post # 19 June 26, 2014 I was hired as a “Methods and Equipment Specialist” and it has mystified me for years. I was in the masters program at the College of Fisheries at the … Continue reading

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PACIFIC EXPLORER – Second Trip – Getting Ready, part 1 of 2

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz         Bob’s Posting 15A     May 24, 2014 The 410 foot Factory ship Pacific Explorer sailed from Seattle on March 26, 1948 (1) and headed for the Bering Sea to fulfill the objective of the World … Continue reading

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Look at this great new site!

A long time ago, when we were a tiny bloglet, still at the conceptual stages, we thought it would be great to start assembling some of the fabulous content about fisheries that is available on the web.  We never quite … Continue reading

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Sailing for Salmon

We am a total sucker for these kinds of pictures. Eerie, evocative, beautifully composed, we love looking at them.  Then we start to think how cold and uncomfortable it must have been, perhaps raining, certainly windy, probably damp or downright … Continue reading

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A Fishy New Book! Alaskan Salmon Traps!

The salmon traps used along Alaska’s coast beginning in the late 1800s were among the most efficient fish catching devices the world has ever seen. In a four-month fishing season, a single trap, operated by one or two watchmen, could … Continue reading

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