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Having our seafood and eating it too, with 'American Catch'
Having our seafood and eating it too, with 'American Catch'

More than 90% of the seafood we eat in the United States is imported -- typically cheap farmed tilapia, salmon and shrimp. Almost one-third of the fish we catch here is exported -- mostly high-value wild species. If those statistics make you scratch your head, you’re not alone. That’s the paradox that led Paul Greenberg to write his new book “American Catch,” which argues that if we better appreciated what our local waters can give us (preferably on a plate), then we might take better care of them. In Greenberg’s first book, the quite wonderful “Four Fish,” he used four iconic species to explain the complexities of our seafood. In his new book,...

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