Charles Frederick Hickling, CMG (1951), was born on the 15 August 1902 and educated at Taunton School and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. In 1925 he started work in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Liverpool and then, in 1927, joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (1927-1945). During this time he was also Buckland Professor (1934) and Port Fisheries Captain, Milford Haven (1939-1945). Hickling went on to become a Fisheries Adviser to the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1945-1961) and Fisheries Adviser to the Department of Technical Co-operation (1961-1962). From 1957-1959 Hickling was also Acting Director of the Tropical Fish Culture Research Institute, Malacca.
After his retirement in 1962, Hickling worked in Malaya with a Nuffield Foundation research grant (1963-1965) and with a NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) research grant (1967-1969). He produced numerous publications and monographs on fisheries, fisheries biology and zoology. In 1956, the Jamaican freshwater species 'Cichlaurus hicklingi' was dedicated to him by H.W. Fowler. Hickling died on the 14 June 1977.
Travel journals, 1945-1965, as Fisheries Adviser, Colonial Office, covering West, Central and East Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Indian subcontinent, also North Borneo (now Sabah, Malaysia) and Fiji.
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Listed as no. 587 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Hickling | Charles Frederick | 1902-1977 | Fisheries Adviser Colonial Service
Great Britain | Colonial Office
Voyages and travels | Diaries
Fisheries | Africa
Fisheries | Asia
Fisheries | Fiji
Africa | Description and travel
Asia | Description and travel
Fiji | Description and travel
Africa | Officials and employees
Asia | Officials and employees
Fiji | Officials and employees