The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and what We Eat

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University of California Press, 2008 - Cooking - 386 pages
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Ninety percent of the large fish in the world's oceans have disappeared in the past half century, causing the collapse of fisheries along with numerous fish species. In this hard-hitting, provocative expos , Charles Clover reveals the dark underbelly and hidden costs of putting food on the table at home and in restaurants. From the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo to a seafood restaurant on the North Sea and a trawler off the coast of Spain, Clover pursues the sobering truth about the plight of fish. Along with the ecological impact wrought by industrial fishing, he reports on the implications for our diet, particularly our need for omega-3 fatty acids. This intelligent, readable, and balanced account serves as a timely warning to the general public as well as to scientists, regulators, legislators--and all fishing enthusiasts.
 

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Sushi lovers, even fans of a plain old tuna sandwich: Prepare to be put off your feed."Fishing with modern technology is the most destructive activity on Earth," writes British journalist Clover ... Read full review

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First published in Britain in 2004, this book has been updated for a U.S. readership with new chapters on the New England fishing industry and on sport fishing. British environmental journalist Clover ... Read full review

Contents

Nailing the Lie
7
Feeding Frenzy
24
Robbing the Poor to Feed the Rich
41
Sea of Troubles
54
Mighty Seaman
69
The Last Frontier
86
The Inexhaustible Sea?
97
After the Gold Rush
119
Dont Feed the Fish
252
A Rod to Beat Them With
270
McMeals Forever
280
Burning the Midnight Oil
297
The Theft of the Sea
315
Reclaiming the Sea
328
A Guide
337
Acknowledgments
343

Law and the Commons
141
The Slime Trail
165
Dining with the Big Fish
183
Death in a Can
198
Problem of Extinction
214
Death of the Cowboy
228
Glossary
347
Bibliography
351
Further Reading
359
Web Sites
361
Index
363
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Charles Clover is a journalist and the environment editor of the Daily Telegraph in London. The End of the Line has received the Guild of Food Writers' Derek Cooper Award for Investigative Journalism, the Zoological Society for London's Biosis award for communicating zoology, and a special commendation from the André Simon Memorial Fund Book Awards.

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