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By Paul Greenberg

ISBN-10: 0698163818

ISBN-13: 9780698163812

"A interesting dialogue of a multifaceted factor and a passionate name to action" —Kirkus

In American Catch, award-winning writer Paul Greenberg takes an analogous talents that received him acclaim in 4 Fish to discover the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply—telling the brilliant tale of why american citizens stopped consuming from their very own waters.

In 2005, the USA imported 5 billion kilos of seafood, approximately double what we imported two decades past. Bizarrely, in the course of that very same interval, our seafood exports quadrupled. American capture examines manhattan oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to bare the way it got here to be that ninety one percentage of the seafood american citizens devour is foreign.

within the Nineteen Twenties, the typical New Yorker ate 600 neighborhood oysters a 12 months. this present day, the one suitable for eating oysters lie open air urban limits. Following the path of environmental desecration, Greenberg involves view the recent York urban oyster as a reminder of what's misplaced whilst neighborhood waters are usually not valued as a meals source.

Farther south, a distinct disaster threatens one other seafood-rich surroundings. whilst Greenberg visits the Gulf of Mexico, he arrives looking ahead to to benefit of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's lingering results on shrimpers, yet as a substitute unearths that the extra instant danger to company comes from abroad. Asian-farmed shrimp—cheap, plentiful, and an ideal car for the frying and sauces americans love—have flooded the yankee marketplace.

Finally, Greenberg visits Bristol Bay, Alaska, domestic to the largest wild sockeye salmon run left on the planet. A pristine, efficient fishery, Bristol Bay is now at nice possibility: The proposed Pebble Mine undertaking may perhaps under¬mine the very spawning grounds that make this nice run attainable. In his seek to find why this pre¬cious renewable source isn't greater secure, Green¬berg encounters a surprising fact: the nice majority of Alaskan salmon is shipped overseas, a lot of it to Asia. Sockeye salmon is without doubt one of the so much nutritionally dense animal proteins in the world, but americans are delivery it abroad.

regardless of the demanding situations, desire abounds. In manhattan, Greenberg connects an oyster recovery venture with a imaginative and prescient for the way the bivalves may well shop the town from emerging tides. within the Gulf, shrimpers band jointly to provide neighborhood seize direct to shoppers. And in Bristol Bay, fishermen, environmentalists, and native Alaskans assemble to roadblock Pebble Mine. With American Catch, Paul Greenberg proposes the way to holiday the present damaging styles of intake and go back American capture again to American eaters.

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