Monthly Archives: January 2011

My article in The Solutions Journal

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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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Oregon trawlers called them "rosies"

One of the stories that I vividly remember from my days working for The Oregonian was a meeting that Oregon Sea Grant agent Bob Jacobsen set up with four of Newport’s older fishermen. One of them was Gordon White and … Continue reading

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Facts and Fish

I teach world history and over Christmas break I found myself working on a lecture about history–what is history, how do we do it, and how has the writing of history changed over time. I found myself going back to … Continue reading

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Tyler Fields and NorthWest20

Those of us lucky to have been able to spend time in Newport, Or., probably know this boat in the picture below, even if they don’t know much about her. Her name is the Helen McCall, and she was an … Continue reading

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