A Naturalist Goes Fishing Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/27/2015
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment.

James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing. We follow him and his fishing buddies and professional guides, as he fishes off the marshy barrier islands of Louisiana, teeming with life but also ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill. We travel to the remote waters of New Zealand's Stewart Island, where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing; fish for gigantic Antarctic toothfish through a drilled ice hole at McMurdo Station; and scout for spotted bass on Alabama's Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America. As we take this global journey, we see how sea level rise, erosion, pollution, water acidification, and overfishing each cause damage.

This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike.

Author Biography

JAMES B. MCCLINTOCK is an internationally recognized Antarctic Marine Biologist Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has 25 years of research experience in Antarctica and over 230 scientific publications. He has been featured in National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and appeared on The Weather Channel. He lives in Birmingham, AL.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Chandeleur Islands: Speckled Sea Trout
Chapter 2 Manitoba: Lake Trout
Chapter 3 The Cahaba River: Spotted Bass
Chapter 4 Gulf of Mexico: Yellowfin Tuna
Chapter 5 Antarctica: Toothfish
Chapter 6 New Zealand: Rainbow Trout
Chapter 7 Bahamas: Bonefish
Chapter 8 Costa Rica: Tarpon
Chapter 9 France: Anchovies
Chapter 10 Fishing for Solutions: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

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