Category Archives: Rosefish

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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Captain George Moskovita Memoir to be republished by OSU Press

We are extremely pleased (thrilled, actually!) to announce that Oregon State University Press is going to republish Living off the Pacific Ocean Floor, the memoir by pioneer Astoria trawler, Captain George Moskovita. We are big fans of George, and grateful … 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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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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What shifting baselines really look like

This is an incredible picture of an incredible fish–a rockfish that scientists estimate was around 200 years old when it was caught in June off Alaska. We’ve been reading and writing about rockfish for quite awhile, but all the ones … 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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An invitation to colloborate on writing the history of fishing and fisheries science

With the start of the new year, it’s an appropriate time to make a resolution and mine is to invite more voices to participate in helping to write about the history of the development of fisheries and fisheries science in … Continue reading

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The Russians are Coming Here – 1965!

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                                    Jan. 9, 2013    Aboard the R/V John N. Cobb in May 1965 we were mapping out schools of hake, trying to determine when and where they appeared off the coasts of Washington and Oregon.  As … 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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A trip to Nanaimo and a last visit with Jergen Westrheim

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                           Dec. 10, 2012 Carmel Finley sent me an E-mail telling me that Sigrid Jergen Westrheim had passed away on November 1, 2012 in Nanaimo, B. C. after a lifetime of research on Pacific ocean perch … Continue reading

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