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R/V COMMANDO – College of Fisheries – Off Shore

  Charles R. (Bob) Hitz              Bob’s Posting # 31                              April 4, 2015 When I was going through the Logs of the Commando I found an entry that I had written on May 3, 1960. It was for trip #6017 … 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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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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Flight over the Soviet Fleet, 1967

Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                                      Nov. 18, 2012 Airplanes have always fascinated me.  When I was a youngster during World War II I collected airplane cards found in the Wing cigarette packages, built models, drew airplanes … 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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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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Remembering Margo

It’s been awhile since the Pacific Fishery History Project has been very active. I had some technical problems. As always, I have been busy teaching. My book All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustained Yield and the Failure of … Continue reading

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