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A Brief History





The School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences (formerly School of Fisheries), now entering its eighty-first year, has a distinguished and colorful history. A previous Director, Dr. Robert R. Stickney, gave an account of the School from its beginning in 1919 until 1985. His 1989 book, "Flagship: A History of Fisheries at the University of Washington" (Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company), forms the basis for the brief sketch presented here. The present account touches upon certain developments that occurred since Stickney’s chronicle. Additional information on many of the topics discussed here will be found via the Research link at the School’s website:

J. Richard Dunn, Compiler

Photo credits (left to right): Univ. Washington Special Collections, D. Sharp, J. Sneddon, Anonymous, K. Sauber

I thank Ted Pietsch, Bud Burgner and Marcus Duke for manuscript review. I also thank Cathy Schwartz and Marcus Duke for the design and implementation of this site—J. Richard Dunn