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  • File Size: 103 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc. (June 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055EBT10
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An award-winning journalist, civil rights activist and filmmaker, Jim Carrier has written eleven books, produced documentaries on civil rights and the banjo, been published in the National Geographic and the New York Times, written Denver Post series on the legacy of the atomic bomb and the Marlboro Man, and produced multimedia projects for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has roamed by Jeep through the American West and by sailboat across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. His reporting has been broadcast on NPR, PBS and included in Best American Science and Nature Writing 2010.

Jim's reporting from the West, as the Rocky Mountain Ranger, took him through 500,000 miles, 7,665 sunsets and 87 pairs of Levis. In 1997, he bought a sailboat, named it Ranger, and set out to sail the Pacific. He diverted to Alabama because of a hate crime against a black man. Volunteering at the Southern Poverty Law Center, he wrote Ten Ways to Fight Hate, a community guide distributed to one million officials and human rights activists. Carrier developed, which won two Webbys for activist Web sites and produced the film, Faces in the Water, which shows every 30 minutes at the Civil Rights Memorial.

Now based in Madison, WI, his freelance work focuses on medical science, environmental justice and human rights. A contributing editor at Cruising World, a science producer at WORT-FM, and a stringer at the New York Times, Carrier is currently at work on a forensic memoir about the gut, and a film about Hank Williams fans who gather at his grave in Alabama on New Year's Eve. He and his daughter, Amy, descend from Martha Carrier who was hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. His wife, Trish O'Kane, is a doctoral candidate in environmental studies.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kriteria on June 27, 2011
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What Jim Carrier has written in his monograph, Shrimp, Inc., is a must read for economic development policy makers, entrepreneurs, sociologists, college students and academics, and those who have an interest in aquaculture. It provides an exquisite background on the rise and decline of conventional shrimping in the United States relative to the globalization of shrimp farming. Carrier eloquently and concisely discusses the decimation of the shrimp farming industry along the Gulf Coast not just as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, but the previous decades' importation of foreign farm raised shrimp.

Shrimp, Inc. needed to go one step further and discuss the next paradigm shift, and how it may affect the economies of those countries which export shrimp to the US. Over the last decade, there has been an increased interest in inland shrimp farming; one that could provide economic development opportunities to certain areas in the US, deliver locally produced fresh shrimp to the Red Lobsters and Mrs. Jones kitchen table, and do it in an ecologically friendly way. Shrimp, Inc. might have explored this aspect of the problem for its game changing impact on shrimpers everywhere.

Ten years ago, a number of farmers in Alabama's Black Belt were able to tap into a saltwater aquifer under their property and raise a modest amount of shrimp. Similar operations surfaced in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, and Arizona. Good product. Pathogen free, excellent size and quantity, and taste tested to be better than the imports and those naturally harvested in the Gulf. The problems involved scale - not enough acreage to capture much market share, and not enough emphasis on efficiently addressing the envrionmental issues.
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