Swimming in Circles

Swimming in Circles

Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
After a year-long study of the shrimp and salmon aquaculture industries, the author reveals disturbing facts about fish farming throughout the world.

Perseus Publishing
Expanding on the author's year-long study of the shrimp and salmon aquaculture industries as an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow, the book lays out the rationale behind aquaculture development: increasing the world food supply and creating jobs in areas hard hit by declining landings in wild fisheries. However, reality is something else entirely: ravaged ecosystems and bankrupted local economies. The author expands on his existing case studies, near his homes in eastern Maine, and Sonora, Mexico, and links them to events in other parts of the world.
The author's 30 years experience in fisheries and aquaculture qualifies him to weigh the rhetoric and sift out the truth of this story. In six years as a freelance journalist, writing for theNew York Times, Yankee, National Fisherman, and other publications, he has managed to describe complex material in an interesting and palatable style.

Expanding on the author's year-long study of the shrimp and salmon aquaculture industries as an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow, the book lays out the rationale behind aquaculture development: increasing the world food supply and creating jobs in areas hard hit by declining landings in wild fisheries. However, reality is something else entirely: ravaged ecosystems and bankrupted local economies. The author expands on his existing case studies, near his homes in eastern Maine, and Sonora, Mexico, and links them to events in other parts of the world. The author's 30 years experience in fisheries and aquaculture qualifies him to weigh the rhetoric and sift out the truth of this story. In six years as a freelance journalist, writing for the New York Times, Yankee, National Fisherman, and other publications, he has managed to describe complex material in an interesting and palatable style.


Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2007
ISBN: 9781560257561
1560257563
9781560257561
Characteristics: xiii, 344 p., 8 p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm

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