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Billion-dollar fish : the untold story of Alaska pollock, Kevin M. Bailey

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Billion-dollar fish : the untold story of Alaska pollock
Title
Billion-dollar fish
Title remainder
the untold story of Alaska pollock
Statement of responsibility
Kevin M. Bailey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Alaska pollock is everywhere. If you're eating fish but you don't know what kind it is, it's almost certainly pollock. Prized for its generic fish taste, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds millions as fish sticks in school cafeterias and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches at McDonald's. That ubiquity has made pollock the most lucrative fish harvest in America--the fishery in the United States alone has an annual value of over one billion dollars. But even as the money rolls in, pollock is in trouble: in the last few years, the pollock population has declined by more than half, and some scientists are predicting the fishery's eventual collapse. Crucial to understanding the pollock fishery, he shows, is recognizing what aspects of its natural history make pollock so very desirable to fish, while at the same time making it resilient, yet highly vulnerable to overfishing. Bailey delves into the science, politics, and economics surrounding Alaska pollock in the Bering Sea, detailing the development of the fishery, the various political machinations that have led to its current management, and, perhaps most important, its impending demise. He approaches his subject from multiple angles, bringing in the perspectives of fishermen, politicians, environmentalists, and biologists, and drawing on revealing interviews with players who range from Greenpeace activists to fishing industry lawyers."--Amazon
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Kevin McLean
Dewey number
639.3/772
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SH351.W32
LC item number
B35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pollock fisheries
  • Walleye pollock
Label
Billion-dollar fish : the untold story of Alaska pollock, Kevin M. Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : white gold fever -- A historical background : from an inexhaustible ocean to the three-mile limit -- Fishing the high seas : Japan and the Soviet Union develop the Alaska pollock fishery -- Americanization! : the rush for white gold and the developing fishery -- An empty donut hole : the great collapse of a North Pacific pollock stock -- Viking invasion : Norway's link to the pollock industry -- A new fish on the block : advancing knowledge of pollock biology -- A new ocean : changing concepts of ocean production and management of fisheries -- Factories of doom : the pollock fishing industry clashes with the environment -- All in the family : Olympic fishing and domestic strife in the industry -- Bridge over troubled water : tranquility after the American Fisheries Act -- Alaska pollock's challenging future
Control code
1430023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780226022345
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012044795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1430023
  • (Sirsi) 1430023
  • (OCoLC)809911022
Label
Billion-dollar fish : the untold story of Alaska pollock, Kevin M. Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : white gold fever -- A historical background : from an inexhaustible ocean to the three-mile limit -- Fishing the high seas : Japan and the Soviet Union develop the Alaska pollock fishery -- Americanization! : the rush for white gold and the developing fishery -- An empty donut hole : the great collapse of a North Pacific pollock stock -- Viking invasion : Norway's link to the pollock industry -- A new fish on the block : advancing knowledge of pollock biology -- A new ocean : changing concepts of ocean production and management of fisheries -- Factories of doom : the pollock fishing industry clashes with the environment -- All in the family : Olympic fishing and domestic strife in the industry -- Bridge over troubled water : tranquility after the American Fisheries Act -- Alaska pollock's challenging future
Control code
1430023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 271 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780226022345
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012044795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1430023
  • (Sirsi) 1430023
  • (OCoLC)809911022

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