Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

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Thorndike Press, 2010 - Nature - 443 pages
Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, due to rampant overfishing and a biotech revolution, wild and farmed fish are equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish gives us a culinary history of the four fish that dominate our menus - salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna - and investigates where each stands at this critical moment in time. (Bestseller)

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User Review  - JRCornell - LibraryThing

Traces the history of bass, cod, salmon, and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Read full review

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

A very interesting read. The history of four fish. Past life. Farming. Future. Salmon. Sea Bass. Cod. Tuna. Very informative. I definitely recommend. I'm one of those folks who try to eat "responsibly ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Paul Greenberg is an author and essayist. In 2002 he wrote a novel Leaving Katya - which is about the destruction of a Russian American marriage and became a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers selection. Starting in 2005 he has been writing for The N.Y. Times Magazine Book Reviews and Opinion sections. His specialty is writing on fish, agriculture, and the future of our oceans. His article on Chilean Sea Bass received the International Association of Culinary Professionals Bert Greene Award for excellence in food writing. He has also been a guest commentator on public radio programs such as All things Considered and the Leonard Lopate Show. He wrote Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.

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