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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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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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Soviet fishing in the Gulf of Alaska during the 1930s

Since I’m a historian, I’m interested in why and how things happened. Between Bob Hitz and I, we’ve had plenty of posts about the Soviet fishing fleet off Washington and Oregon in the 1960s. But when and why did the … Continue reading

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The perch spot and the fisherman’s black book

 Charles R. (Bob) Hitz                                                       Oct. 29, 2012 In George Moskovita’s book “Living off the Pacific Ocean Floor” he mentions fisherman Jackie Ray. “He was something, that fellow.  He went places in the fishing business.  … 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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Another voice from Astoria in 1949

It was the spring of 1949 and the graduate students at the School of Fisheries at the University of Washington were all looking for jobs. The most exciting ones were in Alaska, but for a young biologist with a family … Continue reading

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