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The Resource American catch : the fight for our local seafood, Paul Greenberg

American catch : the fight for our local seafood, Paul Greenberg

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American catch : the fight for our local seafood
Title
American catch
Title remainder
the fight for our local seafood
Statement of responsibility
Paul Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Author Paul Greenberg uncovers the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply--telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. In 2005, the United States imported nearly twice as much seafood as twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how this came to be. Following the trail of environmental desecration, Greenberg comes to view the New York City oyster as a reminder of what is lost when local waters are not valued as a food source. A different kind of catastrophe threatens the Gulf of Mexico: Asian-farmed shrimp have flooded the American market. Finally, a proposed mining project could undermine the spawning grounds of the biggest wild sockeye salmon run left in the world. In his search to discover why this precious resource isn't better protected, Greenberg finds the great majority of Alaskan salmon is exported. Sockeye salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense animal proteins on the planet, yet Americans are shipping it abroad. But despite the challenges, hope abounds: many are working to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch to American tables.--From publisher description
Summary
In 2005, the United States imported twelve billion dollars worth of seafood, nearly double what we had imported ten years earlier. During that same period, our seafood exports rose by a third. In American Catch, our foremost fish expert Paul Greenberg looks to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign
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Writing style
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10313096
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Greenberg, Paul
Dewey number
333.95/6
Index
index present
LC call number
SH221
LC item number
.G74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fishes
  • Local foods
  • Fish trade
Target audience
adult
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the fight for our local seafood
Label
American catch : the fight for our local seafood, Paul Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eastern oysters : the first breach -- Shrimp : the great delocalizer -- Sockeye salmon : the last, best chance
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781594204487
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861479090
  • (OCoLC)ocn861479090
  • 371287
Label
American catch : the fight for our local seafood, Paul Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eastern oysters : the first breach -- Shrimp : the great delocalizer -- Sockeye salmon : the last, best chance
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9781594204487
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014005395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861479090
  • (OCoLC)ocn861479090
  • 371287

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