Though plagued by short sighted business economics, industrial pollution (now somewhat ameliorated), a sea-blind populace, and government mismanagement on a heroic scale, the US continues to own the largest fishing grounds in the world. Yet we export our best and import poor substitutes. Focusing on Alaska salmon, New York oysters, and the Louisiana brown shrimp, Paul Greenberg provides both an elegiac story and some beacons of hope for what would actually approach a healthy diet and stewardship of natural resources, both of which up until 1920 were perhaps the norm for America.
And speaking of local seafood, did you know NH has its very own Community Supported Fishery now? Take a look here.
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