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American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood
July 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“American Catch” Wednesday, July 29 6:30 pm Paul Greenberg At College of the Atlantic Paul Greenberg is a lifelong fisherman and has written for The New York Times, National Geographic, and GQ among other publications. Greenberg received both a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. Greenberg, bestselling author of “Four Fish,” brings us “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.” Greenberg blends reportage, history, and advocacy in his new book. He organizes three chapters each around three species — the Eastern oyster, Louisiana brown shrimp, and sockeye salmon. Greenberg’s travels take him to New York’s Jamaica Bay for a dive; to the mangrove swamps of Vietnam, where shrimp farms dot the landscape; to the Gulf of Mexico and bayou country in the wake of the BP oil spill; to the vast salmon runs of Alaska’s Bristol Bay, which face potential peril if a massive copper-mine project goes ahead. Greenberg proposes there is a way to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return the American catch back to American consumers. For more information on Paul Greenberg please visit www.prhspeakers.com.
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