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"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review.

Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to move toward a future in which healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception.

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Paul Greenberg is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow as well as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow. He lives and works in New York City and Lake Placid, New York.

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James Dress, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by James Dress)
Well-written with a healthy dose of humor, Four Fish explores or relationship with four of our most popular food fish and the history behind cultivation. This book well definitely change the way you view and eat fish. More than a few times, I was intrigued enough to look up some of the amazing people mentioned trying to find ways to prevent overfishing by creating a sustainable farmed model for fish. I walked awry from this book thinking that none of the fish we have chosen, especially tuna, are anywhere near sustainable for our appetites, and I will be seeking out some of the better alternatives mentioned. Enlightening and important, don't miss it if you love seafood and are concerned for the future of fish.
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