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SETTING THE TRAWL – My First Cobb Trip

By Bob Hitz, Blog # 33  Aug. 11, 2015 Memories of my first trip fifty-five years ago have become vague, with the exception of a few occurrences which were etched in my mind and some of those I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Sea Magazine interviews Charles R. “Bob” Hitz

   

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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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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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Jergen Westrheim and Rockfish

We’re just back from a quick visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, where I had a chance to visit with Dr. Julia Lajus, a historian of science at European University. We had a long talk about the history of fisheries science … Continue reading

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The power of fishy old ideas

Never underestimate the appeal of a simple idea. The New York Times reports this week on an unusual alliance between small boat fishermen and environmentalists, joining forces against the larger boats that catch approximately 98 percent of the 100,000 tons … Continue reading

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So, how long did it take for rosefish to crash?

About six years for the stocks off Alaska and British Columbia. Three years for the stocks off Oregon and Washington. It was fast. And it set off a cascade of ecological changes that we still do not completely understand. The … Continue reading

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Memories of Dr. Harry, from Dr. David Sampson

When I first arrived at OSU Pete Leipzig recommended that I read Harry’s thesis to get a historical perspective on Oregon’s groundfish and fisheries for them.  It is a great source of information.  That is wonderful that the OSU library … Continue reading

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“Adventures in “rockfish” Cookery” from 1951

Isn’t this a marvelous drawing? I was looking for information at OSU’s Valley Library this week and I plugged “Sebastes” into the search engine. Up popped a number of interesting items, including this one, to a publication of the Oregon … Continue reading

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