Category Archives: Soviet history’

Overlooking king crab

  We must say we have really overlooked the importance of king crab in the development of fisheries in the North Pacific. The development of crab canning vessels, first by the Japanese, and then by Soviets, were significant developments in … 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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More American boats for post-war foreign fisheries

As we have noted, a number of fishing boats were either built or reconditioned shortly after World War II and shipped to various foreign countries.  In 1949, the U.S. Army bought 12 motor trawlers for the Germany fishing industry and … 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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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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R/V JOHN N. COBB Visit – August 2014

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz           Bob’s Post # 22              Sept. 18, 2014 I had the opportunity to visit the John N. Cobb again this year. Shannon Fitzgerald of the Northwest Seaport (NWS) made arrangements again this year with Seattle … 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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Flight over the Soviet Fleet, 1967

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                                      Nov. 18, 2012 Airplanes have always fascinated me.  When I was a youngster during World War II I collected airplane cards found in the Wing cigarette packages, built models, drew airplanes … Continue reading

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So why were those Soviet boats fishing off Washington?

The short answer is that the U.S. State Department wanted them to. Or, more precisely, the Departments of State and Defense did not want to do anything to prevent Soviet boats from fishing off both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts … Continue reading

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1966 and the Soviet fishing fleet appears off the Oregon Coast

 Charles R (Bob) Hitz                                                  October 14, 2012 I was assigned to go to sea on the R/V John N. Cobb as chief scientist on an exploratory hake cruise and we headed out the Straits of Juan de … Continue reading

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