The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate

Gulf Wild the first seafood brand in America to trace each fish from the sea to the table emerged after grouper, the star of fried fish sandwiches, fell off menus due to overfishing The brand was born when the government privatized the rights to fish to fix the problem Through traceability, Gulf Wild has met burgeoning consumer demand for domestic, sustainable seafooGulf Wild the first seafood brand in America to trace each fish from the sea to the table emerged after grouper, the star of fried fish sandwiches, fell off menus due to overfishing The brand was born when the government privatized the rights to fish to fix the problem Through traceability, Gulf Wild has met burgeoning consumer demand for domestic, sustainable seafood, selling in boutique grocers and catapulting grouper from the hamburger bun to the white tablecloth.But the property rights that saved grouper also shifted control of the fish from public to private, forever changing the relationship between wild seafood and the people that eat it.Aboard fishing vessels from Alaska to Maine, inside restaurants of top chefs, and from the halls of Congress, in The Fish Market, journalist Lee van der Voo tells the story of the people and places left behind in this era of ocean privatization a trend that now controls than half of American seafood Following seafood money from U.S docks to Wall Street, she explains the methods that investors, equity firms, and seafood landlords have used to capture the upside of the sustainable seafood movement, and why many people believe in them She also goes behind the scenes of the Slow Fish movement among holdouts against privatization of the sea to show why they argue consumers don t have to buy sustainability from Wall Street, or choose between the environment and their fisherman.
The Fish Market Inside the Big Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate Gulf Wild the first seafood brand in America to trace each fish from the sea to the table emerged after grouper the star of fried fish sandwiches fell off menus due to overfishing The brand was born

  • Title: The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate
  • Author: Lee van der Voo
  • ISBN: 9781250079107
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate”

    1. Don’t even have the words for how impressed I was by this book. I went into it with only the vaguest idea of what it would be about. Van der Voo does a phenomenal job of explaining this multi-layered and multi-perspective-driven economic system. Turns out, fishing politics are incredibly complicated, and tie in so many timely concepts. Small-scale farming. Sustainable eating. Local food movements (or in the case of seafood, the lack thereof; van der Voo points out that if you buy a filet-o-fis [...]

    2. Very well-written book. The journalism here is rather solid in that van der Voo clearly elucidates how there are winners & losers across the board now that catch shares are spreading across the globe (and especially in the coastal fisheries for the USA). I can't really quickly summarize this book (and the notion of catch shares & privatization of the seas) in terms of a positive or a negative, which is the subtle point of this book as well. There are some clearly positive things that hap [...]

    3. This book isn't at all about the exciting and fast-paced world of fish mongers, but about the obscure yet consequential catch-share movement (epidemic?). If you don't know what catch-shares are now, you will by the end of this book. Hard to say if that's a good thing, as the subject is rather staid. And van der Voo's handling of the subject doesn't really help; she takes a very ambiguous stance -- half participative field journalist, half policy reporter, hopping from Alaska to New England to Fl [...]

    4. I thought this book was really interesting. The author does a great job of looking at how catch sharing is transforming fisheries, economically and socially. I was less impressed by the scientific aspects of this issue, which I felt were barely addressed, around the science and uncertainty underlying global fisheries predictions and management. But as an exploration of their socioeconomic components, it's fascinating.

    5. I am utterly amazed by this book. Lee van der Voo has done something I thought was impossible, to write an understandable book about fisheries catch shares and have it be both accurate and easy to read. There is voluminous literature on catch shares in many, many academic journals, all of it couched in the dense vernacular of social scientists, with their irritating acronyms and obtuse theoretical constructions. Even for somebody with an interest in the subject, it can be heavy lifting.But van d [...]

    6. I purchased this book after catching half the interview on NRP when it was released. Well written, of course, and an easy read. I guess my overall comment is that after reading it, I felt like I'd caught all the highlights of the book on the interview, and I was expecting to be continually wow'd in each chapter. As an author of non-fiction myself, I know that's what I strive to do for the reader-and perhaps I fall short of that myself. Still, if you didn't catch the on-air interviews, and are in [...]

    7. I won this in a Giveaway. At the time, I was actually curious about the fish market. Unfortunately, as I cracked open the book and began reading, I became much less intrigued. Admittedly, I did not finish reading this book. I am giving this book 2 stars, because, although I was not interested, it isn't poorly written. I suggest this book only to those who are truly interested in the topic!! I apologize for not giving this book as much of my time as it deserves. I intend to donate my copy to the [...]

    8. A fabulously interesting book all about fish from the ocean to your plate. So whether you are a fisherman or a seafood lover, you will enjoy reading this book!!!!! THANK YOU GOOD READS FIRST READS FOR THIS FREE BOOK!!!!!

    9. I wanted to like this book more than I did. I am quite familiar with the concept and implementation of catch shares so I didn't really learn much new by reading it.

    10. I received this book as a giveaway.Having never watched Deadliest Catch, I missed the revolution in the fishing industry over the past two decades. A revolution in the form of a new regulatory tool called catch shares which, in effect, privatized a natural resource in an attempt to regulate and instill some order in an industry that had previously operated in a state of controlled chaos. Gone are the "Derby Days" in which a severely shortened fishing seasons could see ships and their crews raci [...]

    11. Before this book I didn't even know what catch shares were. This book talks about the changes to the fishing industry as a result of environmental concerns - to preserve fishing populations for future generations. It talks about how the catch shares program has been privatized and gives individual stories of the impact that privatization (holding the fishing rights in a few hands) has had on communities and individual small fishermen. This is a fairly well balanced book. My one problem is I thin [...]

    12. Van der Voo clearly researched her subject thoroughly. She conveys her findings in an engaging manner, placing the reader in the boats with some colorful characters , and explaining the effects of fishing regulations through their experiences. A quick informative and entertaining read on a subject that could easily have turned into a bore.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *