Category Archives: William F. Thompson

What Bob has been doing…

We’re extremely pleased that Bob Hitz and some of his writing are featured in this University of Washington School of Aquatic Sciences celebration of its centennial. There’s an official event in April, but we are interested in the memories of … Continue reading

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O. E. Sette and the birth of fisheries oceanography

  We have just been having the best time, rooting around and finding out all kinds of interesting stuff! It all started with our old friend, Dr. Ellen Pikitch, won this year’s Oscar E. Sette award for Outstanding Marine Fishery … Continue reading

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Fishing in Oregon–thanks to Monterey, CA., and Seattle, WA.

It has been with a great deal of pleasure that we’ve gotten back to our current preoccupation, which is short history of the development of fisheries and fisheries science in Oregon, which we will use in the class we’re teaching … Continue reading

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Fishing and Fisheries Science

I’ve been thinking a lot about how fishing and fisheries science are so intertwined. Gordon Miller, the wonderful librarian at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, sent me this photograph of my friend, Jergen Westrheim, sampling fish on a boat … Continue reading

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