The Real “Docs”
Historic Cannery Row
California Department of Fish and Game biologist Julius “Julie” C. Philips, seen here with a giant squid from the Monterey Bay, came to the Monterey Peninsula in 1928 from the University of Washington School of Fisheries Management. Over the next 40 years, he authored or coauthored more than 75 scientific publications. Phillips made significant discoveries about several marine species, including sardines, anchovies and rockfishes.
Based on their research between 1919 and 1929, Monterey Fish and Game scientists (near right) declared on April 15, 1930, that unless the canneries slowed down and took smaller catches, the local sardine fishery would collapse. Beginning in 1935, numbered metal tags were inserted into selected sardines to monitor their movements and determine where and when the fish were caught.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One Man, Two Worlds (here, next to this marker); A Day in the Canneries (here, next to this marker); The Spanish Community (a few steps from this marker); The Japanese Community (a few steps from this marker); Ed Ricketts’s Backyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Filipino Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Science (within shouting distance of this marker); John Steinbeck (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.