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"American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood"

By Paul Greenberg
Penguin Press, $26.95

Reviewed by JENNIFER WEEKS

In “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood,” author Paul Greenberg tries to explain a paradox: The United States has billions of acres of ocean, and fishing is one of our most historic industries, but more than 90 percent of the seafood that Americans eat today is imported.

"Saving the Sport of Brook Trout Fishing, One Stream at a Time"

"Dustin Wichterman's well-tanned arm rests on the rolled-down window of his beat-up silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Suddenly, he points into the woods. "Do you see how it's wide?" he asks, indicating the stream rushing along near the road. It is one of hundreds of streams that feed into the southern branch of the Potomac River headwaters in West Virginia. "It shouldn't be like that.""

05/27/2015

"Chinese Fleets Illegally Fish in West African Waters, Greenpeace Says"

"Chinese fishing fleets, driven by plummeting catches close to home, are flocking to distant West African waters, where they engage in ecologically ruinous bottom trawling, subterfuge and other illegal activities that threaten marine resources in a region already under pressure from overfishing, according to a report issued on Wednesday by Greenpeace."

05/21/2015

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