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Centennial Story 62: Ian J. Stewart (MS, 2001; PhD, 2006)

Ian on the NMFS West Coast Bottom Trawl Survey

I’m from a small island off the coast of Maine and was never in doubt that I would work in fisheries in some way during my career. However, I did not have a well-organized plan, and my path to the University of Washington began by following my wife to Washington state after our graduation from Dartmouth College. I spent several years working a variety of “odd jobs,” from trapping flying squirrels to electrofishing the small streams of the Olympic Peninsula before realizing I needed to pursue graduate school.

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Centennial Story 59: Allan Hicks (PhD, 2013)

Allan Hicks with a 200+ pound Pacific halibut caught during the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s fishery-independent setline survey in 2018.

I grew up fishing in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and off the coast of central California. It was when I was a dockworker and unloading fishing boats in Port San Luis, California that I realized I wanted to become more involved with the assessment and management of fisheries.

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Centennial Story 57: Jonathan (Joth) Davis (PhD, 1994)

Jonathan (Joth) Davis

SAFS has been a big part of my career working in shellfish and I treasure my time spent there, especially during the many years following my degree, collaborating with SAFS faculty and students. Having the pleasure of working with graduate students is a true joy in life, and I suppose I am most gratified just helping to expose them to the wonderful world of shellfish.

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Centennial Story 53: Bill Karp (MS, 1975; PhD, 1982)

With Egil Ona, Neil Williamson and Jim Traynor during a acousttics workshop in Japan (1989)

I grew up in England and was fortunate enough to be awarded a six-month internship at the Fisheries Laboratory in Lowestoft while an undergraduate. This was in 1971 when David Cushing was still the Director, and many famous fisheries scientists walked the halls, including Roy Harden Jones and John Pope.  I participated in a juvenile fish survey aboard a small research vessel, which involved sampling along the south coast of England. We tied up in a different port each night and went ashore to sample the local beer. I liked the idea of doing this kind of work for a living!

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