Tag Archives: Oregon State University

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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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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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 Crime Against the World,” by Vladil Lysenko

The blog has been busy, busy, busy!  We’re just back from the American Society of Environmental History meeting in Toronto (more on that later, but so nice to see so many historians engaging with fishy topics). But the big news … Continue reading

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An invitation to colloborate on writing the history of fishing and fisheries science

With the start of the new year, it’s an appropriate time to make a resolution and mine is to invite more voices to participate in helping to write about the history of the development of fisheries and fisheries science in … Continue reading

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Pacific fisheries science: from the Albatross to the Wecoma

The Wecoma off Newport, photo courtesy of OSU. The was a significant retirement within the oceanography community at Oregon State University recently. After some 36 years, the research vessel Wecoma passed out of service. It joins a long and illustrious … Continue reading

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George Yost Harry and the Study of Oregon Marine Fish

If you’re interested in marine fisheries off Oregon, you read George Yost Harry’s 1956 thesis. Dr. Harry with my book, a bit of shameless self-promotion, September, 2012. I finally got to meet Dr. Harry  when I was in Seattle last … Continue reading

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