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Author Grescoe, Taras.

Title Bottomfeeder : how to eat ethically in a world of vanishing seafood / Taras Grescoe
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2008


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Description 327 pages ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. The Rise of the Goblin: New York City - Pan-Roasted Monkfish -- 2. In the Kingdom of the Oysters: Chesapeake Bay and Brittany - Oysters -- 3. Panic at the Chippy: England - Fish and Chips -- 4. Small Pond: Marseilles - Bouillabaisse -- 5. Fish She Is Very Small: Portugal and France - Sardines -- 6. Wave of Mutilation: India - Shrimp Curry -- 7. Buddha Jump Over the Wall: China - Shark Fin Soup -- 8. Sorry, Charlie: Japan - Bluefin Tuna Sashimi -- 9. An Economy of Scales: British Columbia - Grilled Salmon -- 10. Fast Fish, Slow Fish: Nova Scotia - Fish Sticks -- App. Tools for Choosing Seafood
Summary "Just when opting for omega-3-rich seafood is being recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics, and diminishing fish stocks. In a world of endangered cod, pirate-caught Chilean sea bass, and sea-lice-infested salmon, can we really continue to order the catch of the day in good conscience? Is it still even good for us? Bottomfeeder is the story of a seafood lover's round-the-world quest for a truly decent meal. From a strip-mall Red Lobster to the rotary-sushi bars of Tokyo, Taras Grescoe travels to the end of the seafood supply chain and back. What he discovers is shocking: how out-of-control pollution, unregulated fishing practices, and climate change are affecting the fish that end up on our plate."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Also published: London : Macmillan, 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Grescoe, Taras -- Travel.
Aquatic animal welfare.
Cooking (Seafood)
Fish as food -- Environmental aspects.
Fish as food -- Health aspects.
Fish as food -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Fish as food.
Marine resources conservation.
Fishery resources.
Shellfish as food -- Environmental aspects.
Shellfish as food -- Health aspects.
Shellfish as food -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Shellfish as food.
LC no. 2007049843
ISBN 1596912251
Other Titles Bottomfeeder