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Hattori & the White Abalone

Please read this fascinating article from the Monterey Herald, "A name nearly lost to time—Monterey resident discovered a new species, but he wasn't credited." In 1939 Roy Hattori was diving for abalone off the…

Abalone Diving on the California Coast
Abalone Diving

Please join us on Saturday, March 2nd to meet the co-author, Tim Thomas of the new book, "Abalone Diving on the California Coast". Books will be available for purchase and Tim will be happy to sign the books.

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Nichi-Bei News Article

On July 1 we hosted a presentation, Diving For History: Roy Hattori and the Mty Abalone Fishery. Please read the Nichi-Bei News Feature article, "A deep dive into history restores credit where it's due for Nisei diver".

JACL Monterey

Fish Markets and Abalone
By the mid 1930's, 80% of the businesses such as fish markets and abalone processors on the Monterey Wharf were Japanese owned.
Nihon Machi in Monterey
First Japanese Immigrants to the Monterey Peninsula
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Fishing Ruled and Salmon was King
In August of 1909, the end of salmon season, the Monterey Daily Cypress reported that there were 185 salmon boats fishing the bay; 145 of these boats were Japanese-owned.
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