Tag Archives: tuna

How knowing something can lead you astray

We have had an interesting time over the past three years, learning how an assumption we made allowed us to ignore some evidence that we really should not have ignored. It took Bob Hitz, with his interest in finding the … Continue reading

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The Pacific Explorer returns to Astoria in 1947

This terrific picture of the Pacific Explorer unloading tuna from its trip to Costa Rica comes to us through the generosity of the Bez family of Seattle. It came back from its disastrous Costa Rico adventure with about 2,200 tons … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to the Pacific Fishery History Project.  We are in the very preliminary stages of starting to bring together people who are interested in the development of fishing in the Pacific. Since the project, at this point, is basically me … Continue reading

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