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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 TOM DUNATOV – A FRIEND

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting 27                    Jan. 30, 2015 Captain Tom Dunatov, one of the last NOAA civilian masters of the NOAA fleet, passed away on Friday December 5, 2014. He was a good friend and neighbor and … 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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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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The M/V Washington goes to Korea, December, 1949

Writing history is a lot like doing a massive jigsaw puzzle, only most of the pieces are missing. We sometimes wonder why we bother, but occasionally we’re able to fit a couple of pieces together and that is always very … 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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The Forgotten Story of Nick Bez and the Pacific Explorer, (corrected May 11, 2016)6r

We’ve been getting ready to teach, and that means we have been thinking about telling stories about the development of fishing and fisheries science in the Pacific. This is one of our favorite things to do, and it’s pretty challenging, … 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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Dayton L. Alverson – My Mentor

Charles R. Hitz                                          May 23, 2013 I attended the memorial service for Dr. Dayton L. Alverson’s life at the John Knox Presbyterian church in Normandy Park on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013.  There were two tables set up with all the … Continue reading

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