Hooked Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

ISBN-10: 1594866945

ISBN-13: 9781594866944

Edition: 2006

Authors: G. Bruce Knecht, G. B. Knecht

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This modern pirate yarn has all the makings of a great true adventure tale and explores the ways our culinary tastes have all manner of unintended consequences for the world around us. Hooked tells the story of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to Americans as "Chilean Sea Bass") and is built around the pursuit of the illegal fishing vessel Viarsa by an Australian patrol boat, Southern Supporter, in one of the longest pursuits in maritime history. Author G. Bruce Knecht chronicles how an obscure fish merchant in California "discovered" and renamed the fish, kicking off a worldwide craze for a fish no one had ever heard of and everyone had to have. With demand exploding, pirates were only too happy to satisfy our taste for Chilean Sea Bass. From the world’s most treacherous waters to its most fabulous kitchens, Hooked is at once a thrilling tale and a revelatory popular history that will appeal to a diverse group of readers. Think The Hungry Ocean meets Kitchen Confidential.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

After earning his MBA at Harvard, Bruce Knecht began writing for the "Wall Street Journal" in New York, where he covered the banking & publishing industries before he became a Hong Kong-based foreign correspondent. He is an avid sailor who has written about his own adventures for "Conde Nast Traveler", "The Atlantic Monthly", & the "Journal", from which he is currently on leave.

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