Category Archives: R/V John N. Cobb

WESTERN FLYER – BUILT AS A SEINER

By Charles R. Hitz,  Blog # 34                     Aug. 28, 2015 Western Flyer is an interesting vessel. I became more aware of her when I was talking to Kevin Bailey, who was writing a book about her. At that time … Continue reading

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SETTING THE TRAWL – My First Cobb Trip

By Bob Hitz, Blog # 33  Aug. 11, 2015 Memories of my first trip fifty-five years ago have become vague, with the exception of a few occurrences which were etched in my mind and some of those I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Bob Hitz!

We wish to congratulate our friend and collaborator on his 82nd birthday. And he spent at least part of the time engaged in messing with technology for the blog. He has given us a marvelous document, a compilation of articles … 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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R/V COMMANDO – College of Fisheries – Off Shore

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting # 31                              April 4, 2015 When I was going through the Logs of the Commando I found an entry that I had written on May 3, 1960. It was for trip #6017 … 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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The DEEP SEA and the Fish and Wildlife Service

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 28                     Feb. 13, 2015 When I was on the Cobb between 1960 and 1970, Pete Larson, the skipper (1959 -1981) used to talk about Jose Franco, who was skipper 1956 -1957. He said … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN TOM DUNATOV – A FRIEND

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 27                    Jan. 30, 2015 Captain Tom Dunatov, one of the last NOAA civilian masters of the NOAA fleet, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014. He was a good friend and neighbor and … Continue reading

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