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The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat
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Ninety percent of the large fish in the world's oceans have disappeared in the past half century, causing the collapse of fisheries along with numerous fish species. In this hard-hitting, provocative exposé, Charles Clover reveals the dark underbelly and hidden costs of putting food on the table at home and in restaurants. From the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo to a seafood restaurant on the North Sea and a trawler off the coast of Spain, Clover pursues the sobering truth about the plight of fish. Along with the ecological impact wrought by industrial fishing, he reports on the implications for our diet, particularly our need for omega-3 fatty acids. This intelligent, readable, and balanced account serves as a timely warning to the general public as well as to scientists, regulators, legislators--and all fishing enthusiasts.
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a? "As journalist Charles Clover shows in his global exploration of the destruction caused by overfishing, we have inflicted a crisis on the oceans in a single human lifetime greater than any yet caused by pollution. High-tech fishermen are trashing whole ecosystems, wrecking economies, and impoverishing the lives of people in poor countries - all to put fish on our plates." "Clover travels the world to investigate this unfolding disaster, from Tokyo's sprawling Tsukiji fish market to the historic tuna traps at the mouth of the Mediterranean to the heart of New England's fishing industry. He finds that global catches of wild fish have peaked, that 75 percent of stocks are now fully exploited or overfished, and that popular varieties such as bluefin tuna, Atlantic cod, and Chilean sea bass are threatened with extinction. He dismisses claims that aquaculture can meet increased demand and explains why farmed fish may be harmful to our health. Finally, he argues that consumers and voters still have it in their power to reverse these disturbing trends before it is too late."--BOOK JACKET.
An edition of this book was published by University of California Press.
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