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R/V COMMANDO – College of Fisheries – Puget Sound

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz       Bob’s Posting #30         Mar. 17, 2015 Recently I was contacted by Jason Lim, a University of Washington (U/W) graduate student who is doing research on his Master’s thesis. The objective of the research … 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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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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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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M/V DEEP SEA – Exploratory Cruise # 2 – June 1947

 Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Post # 24             Oct. 31, 2014   The Washington returned from the Bering Sea on October 23, 1948, after completing Exploratory Cruise # 1. She had been designated as the exploratory vessel for the … 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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What shifting baselines really look like

This is an incredible picture of an incredible fish–a rockfish that scientists estimate was around 200 years old when it was caught in June off Alaska. We’ve been reading and writing about rockfish for quite awhile, but all the ones … 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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So why were those Soviet boats fishing off Washington?

The short answer is that the U.S. State Department wanted them to. Or, more precisely, the Departments of State and Defense did not want to do anything to prevent Soviet boats from fishing off both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts … Continue reading

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