Kevin M. Bailey's Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock PDF

By Kevin M. Bailey

ISBN-10: 022602234X

ISBN-13: 9780226022345

Alaska pollock is all over. If you’re consuming fish yet you don’t comprehend what type it truly is, it’s in all likelihood pollock. Prized for its universal fish style, pollock masquerades as crab meat in california rolls and seafood salads, and it feeds hundreds of thousands as fish sticks at school cafeterias and Filet-O-Fish sandwiches at McDonald’s. That ubiquity has made pollock the main profitable fish harvest in America—the fishery within the usa on my own has an annual price of over 1000000000 cash. yet while the money rolls in, pollock is in hassle: within the previous few years, the pollock inhabitants has declined through greater than part, and a few scientists are predicting the fishery’s eventual collapse.
 
In Billion-Dollar Fish, Kevin M. Bailey combines his years of firsthand pollock learn with a notable expertise for storytelling to provide the 1st traditional historical past of Alaska pollock. an important to realizing the pollock fishery, he exhibits, is spotting what features of its typical historical past make pollock so very fascinating to fish, whereas whilst making it resilient, but hugely susceptible to overfishing. Bailey delves into the technological know-how, politics, and economics surrounding Alaska pollock within the Bering Sea, detailing the advance of the fishery, a few of the political machinations that experience resulted in its present administration, and, possibly most vital, its imminent death. He methods his topic from a number of angles, bringing within the views of fishermen, politicians, environmentalists, and biologists, and drawing on revealing interviews with gamers who variety from Greenpeace activists to fishing lawyers.
 
Seamlessly weaving the biology and ecology of pollock with the background and politics of the fishery, in addition to Bailey’s personal usually raucous stories approximately existence at sea, Billion-Dollar Fish is a publication for everyone drawn to the courting among fish and people, from the depths of the ocean to the dinner plate.


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E Challenger sailed with 243 scientists, officers, and crew, and a historical background / 33 journeyed 127,670 km around the world. ¹⁸ Within a short time new marine research programs and laboratories started up in Italy, Russia, Scotland, Canada, England, Germany, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Sates. e Norwegian government took a strong interest in ocean science because of the importance of fishing to the well-being of its people. In 1864, the government tasked G. O. Sars to examine the factors causing catches of cod around the Lofoten Islands to fluctuate wildly, which had drastic effects on the local economy.

Wood hulls gave way to iron and then steel. In fi een years sailing trawlers were a thing of the past in the major fishing ports of Hull and Grimsby. Coinciding with the arrival of the steam trawler, the o er trawl was invented. is first mention of this type of gear was 1865. ⁵⁰ As the ship moved forward, the doors spread out and upward, opening up the net. e bo om was held down by a weighted line and the top held open by floats. It needed a historical background / 45 a lot of power to pull and worked best with steam boats.

Fish protein concentrate (FPC) was invented in 1962 and marketed as a solution to world hunger. However, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (BCF) and their respective constituents engaged in a war over the competition between agricultural protein, such as vegetable, soy, and milk protein, supported by Agriculture versus fish protein supported by BCF. Rules were even put down on FPC by the US Food and Drug Administration, such as limiting the size of bags in which the protein could be marketed to one pound.

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