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