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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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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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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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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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Albacore tuna, the new Oregon fishery in 1937

It’s not often we get such a precise date for the start of a fishery. The Oregon albacore (Germo alalunga) fishery began on Aug. 11, 1936, when the California pilchard boat Robin caught a ton of fish off Coos Bay.[1] … 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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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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Sometimes you don’t get the answers you want

One of the things about doing history is that you get great ideas.  Sometimes those ideas pan out, sometimes they don’t.  One of my fondest great ideas has just been laid to rest, thanks to the courteous efforts of Christian … Continue reading

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How Pacific Ocean Perch Got its Name

Pacific Ocean Perch – How it got its name By:  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz      Sept. 10, 2012 Fish names are interesting: there are two, the scientific name and the common name.  Scientific names are based on a biological classification system … Continue reading

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