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The End of the Line

How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat

by Charles Clover

The End of the Line
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    Nov 2006, 384 pages
    Mar 2008, 396 pages

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Persuasive and desperately disturbing, this book is the maritime equivalent of Silent Spring

The End of the Line, first published in the UK to wide acclaim, is now available in the USA, having been extensively rewritten for an American audience. Clover, who is the environmental editor for The Daily Telegraph, one of Britain's leading newspapers, clearly lays out the simple, and pretty much indisputable facts: On the one hand, fish are a wonderful source of health-conscious protein. On the other, man's appetite for fish has grown with his ability to catch the fish, at a rate that has already more than outstripped the sea's ability to provide.

Fishing is still a dangerous business (over the past 10 years a British fishing vessel has been lost at sea every 12.5 days) but the odds of survival for the hunters has increased massively, while ...

Must Visit Link: The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program with printable pocket size guides that give you the latest information on sustainable seafood choices available in different regions of the U.S. Even if you live outside the USA, it is still worth printing out a guide as most of the good and bad choices will still be relevant.

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