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Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623361518
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 568,688
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

G. BRUCE KNECHT is a former senior writer and foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Knecht received a bachelor's degree from Colgate University and has served on the board of directors of its alumni corporation. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University and was a Reuters Fellow at Oxford University. An avid sailor, Knecht raced across the Atlantic Ocean on Mari-Cha IV, the yacht that broke the 100-year-old transatlantic race record.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

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    Hooked from page one

    Hooked is really two books: One, a fast-paced and action-packed, but also somewhat depressing account of the hunt for a pirate vessel poaching Patagonian toothfish; and two, a more somber, but equally engrossing account of how the Patagonian toothfish became the Chilean sea bass, and from there became nearly extinct. So, if you care whether the foods you eat are being sustainably harvested, or even if you just like a good maritime yarn, you can't do better than Hooked.

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