Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

BK-HOO
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Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish
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Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

BK-HOO
$24.95

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Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish
This modern pirate yarn has all the makings of a great true adventure tale and is also an exploration of the ways our culinary tastes have all manner of unintended consequences for the world around us.

Hooked is a story about the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to gourmands 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. And with demand exploding, pirates were only too happy to satisfy our taste for Chilean Sea Bass.

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ISBN: 1594861102
Format: Hardcover, 328pp
Pub. Date: May 2006
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated