Fishing, Gone?: Saving the Ocean through Sportfishing - The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature (Paperback)
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Fishing, Gone?: Saving the Ocean through Sportfishing - The Seventh Generation: Survival, Sustainability, Sustenance in a New Nature (Paperback)

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Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 30/04/2019
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Humans have a rapacious relationship with the world's ocean, extracting immeasurable quantities of its inhabitants and resources, while simultaneously depositing unbound sums of pollution into it. If we are to move toward sustainable practices, then we must first move toward ways of thinking about fish and fisheries beyond mere economic agendas. And there is one group in particular who could make an impact: saltwater anglers.

Recreational saltwater fishing is big business and big culture. The industry is one of the largest in the United States, but that has not translated into a cohesive effort, agenda, or ethic. Saltwater anglers, a diverse group with a range of motivations, do not belong to a single organization through which to galvanize significant voting or lobbying power toward conservation regulation. As a result, federal policymakers have traditionally focused on commercial harvesting interests.

Dubbed the ""most contemplative of pastimes,"" recreational fishing provides a valuable perspective on how humans interact with saltwater environments. Fishing, Gone? builds on this tradition of reflection and opens up the saltwater sportfishing life as a method for thinking through the current status of marine fisheries and environment. Author Sid Dobrin calls on fellow saltwater anglers to reconsider their relationship to fishes and the ocean-the sport can no longer be only about the joy and freedom of fishing, but it must also be about living for the ocean, living with the ocean, and living through the ocean. It is about securing the opportunity to fish on while meeting the economic and environmental challenges that lie ahead.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781623497583
Number of pages: 280
Dimensions: 203 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A well-written, very intriguing, and different look at sportfshing. . . If you're serious about fishing, you need to read this book." --George Poveromo, renowned saltwater angler and host of George Poveromo' World of Saltwater Fishing on NBC Sports--George Poveromo
"A thoughtful and provocative amalgamation of all things fish and fishing--saltwater-angling lore, politics, wisdom, and existential meditations. Dobrin's work is completely unlike any fishing book I've ever read."--Doug Olander, editor-in-chief of Sport Fishing--Doug Olander
"Superb! A sensible, thoroughly researched, and brilliantly presented call to action that's equally vital for fishing enthusiasts, those who eat fish, and, above all, those who want our oceans and everything in them to survive for future generations." --Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson, Inc., and author of Make Some Noise: The Unconventional Road to Dominance--Ken Schmidt

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