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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-07-14
  • Publisher: Vintage
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In the tradition of Mark Kurlansky'sCod, famed marine researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis brings us a work of scientific achievement that will forever change the way we think about fish and fishing. The bluefin tuna is one of the world's biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals, as well as the source of its most popular delicacies. Now, however, it hovers on the brink of extinction. Here Ellis explains how a fish that was once able to thrive has become a commodityand how the natural world and the global economy converge on our plates.

Author Biography

Richard Ellis is the author of more than a dozen books. He is also a celebrated marine artist whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. He has written and illustrated articles for numerous magazines, including Audubon, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Scientific American. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Port Lincolnp. 3
A Celebration of Tunap. 21
The Fraternity of Big Tunap. 45
Sport Fishing for Tunap. 85
Commercial Tuna Fisheriesp. 110
Tsukijip. 132
Fishing for Magurop. 140
Tuna Farmingp. 159
The Bluefin's Popular Little Cousinsp. 183
The Tuna Industryp. 215
Can We Save the Bluefin?p. 237
Eminent Domainp. 282
Epilogue to the Vintage Editionp. 293
Referencesp. 305
Indexp. 333
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