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Nick Bez, friend of presidents

The Pacific Explorer, the world’s largest fishing boat, was eventually sold for scrap, but Nick Bez stayed in the news.[i] He sold his stock in Astoria’s Columbia River Packers Association in 1951 and bought P. E. Harris, one of the … Continue reading

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The Conversation in the Row Boat

We heard about this picture long before we finally found it (years later, at the Truman Presidential Library). After our weeks working in the American Tuna Association archives at Scripps, we had a thick file of paper about Nick Bez. … Continue reading

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A link to my paper in ICES

I’ve had a scholarly paper published, in ICES, the international fisheries journal. I wrote it with my major professor, Naomi Oreskes, and it’s nice to see it in print at last. What does my paper have to do with President … Continue reading

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