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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.

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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Knecht chronicles how an obscure fish merchant in California "discovered" and renamed the Patagonian toothfish to Chilean Sea Bass, kicking off a worldwide craze for a fish no one had ever heard of--and everyone had to have.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

G. BRUCE KNECHT is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. His work has also been published in The Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594866944
Author:
Knecht, G. Bruce
Publisher:
Rodale Press
Subject:
Fish
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
International cooperation
Subject:
Law enforcement - Antarctic Ocean
Subject:
Patagonian toothfish industry -
Subject:
Animals - Fish
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Subject:
History
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-8pp b/w insert
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.12 x 5.97 x 0.82 in

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Product details 328 pages Rodale Press - English 9781594866944 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Knecht chronicles how an obscure fish merchant in California "discovered" and renamed the Patagonian toothfish to Chilean Sea Bass, kicking off a worldwide craze for a fish no one had ever heard of--and everyone had to have.
"Synopsis" by , 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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