Tag Archives: Jergen Westrheim

Astoria, 1947

There are many ways of looking at history. We can look at events, or at the people who were involved in the events, and we can look at how things came together in significant ways.  There is often another dimension … 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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King crab in Alaska, 1929

We have been busy! Unfortunately not with blogging. We’ve been teaching, always a black hole in terms of time. And when we’re not thinking about teaching, we’re thinking about our book, which, we regret to say, is not quite like … Continue reading

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WordPress reviews our 2012 year

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … 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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In memory of Jergen Westrheim

We’ve lost a friend and the scientific community has long one its one of its finest practitioners. Our condolesents to his family. WESTRHEIM, S.J. (Jergen) Passed away on November 1, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Margo in December … 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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Jergen Westrheim and Rockfish

We’re just back from a quick visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, where I had a chance to visit with Dr. Julia Lajus, a historian of science at European University. We had a long talk about the history of fisheries science … Continue reading

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The Day Fishing Changed for American Fishermen

I’ve written a lot about the development of fishing for rosefish (or redfish, or Pacific Ocean Perch) along the West Coast after World War II. Starting in 1945, fishermen like Captain Gordon White out of Newport started fishing in deeper … 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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