Tag Archives: The Fish Gate

An appreciation for Michael Graham

This is my absolute favorite quotation about fishing: “The trail of fisheries science is strewn with the opinions of those who, while partly right, were wholly wrong.” That’s from Michael Graham’s classic book, The Fish Gate, published in 1943. I’ve … Continue reading

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Sidney Holt / Three Lumps of Coal

Historians love counter-factuals. What would the world have been like if Lincoln didn’t go to the Ford Theater. So here’s a counter-factual for those who are interested in fisheries history, what if Sidney Holt had followed through with his 1945 … Continue reading

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