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The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover's Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books (May 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609614992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609614997
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In a world where obesity rates are skyrocketing as famine levels are rising, it's more important than ever to preserve a food source that can help remedy both of these crises. The Perfect Protein presents an incisive and fascinating addition to the debate on how best to do that."—DAVID A. KESSLER, MD, author of The End of Overeating and former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration

 
"We want to preserve our oceans not just because they are filled with nature’s wonders, but because they are also filled with a sustainable food source that can feed our hungry planet. The Perfect Protein offers a wise and wonderful new way to think about ocean conservation."—Alexandra Cousteau

"Saving our oceans will ensure that future generations have access to one of the healthiest, most affordable, and sustainable protein sources on the planet. Anyone who cares about solving world hunger and saving jobs needs to read this book!"—Ted Danson
 
"Throughout the years when many others failed to give the ocean the attention it deserves, Andrew Sharpless has been a consistent and resonant voice for the conservation of our seas. The Perfect Protein is his clear-eyed and thought-provoking manifesto."—Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

"Andrew Sharpless has hit on the essential point, not how to stop fishing but how to make it work so we can benefit from it. This is an important concept."—Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

"This is the perfect ocean book for seafood lovers. Sharpless shows how, if we do a few simple things, we can save the fish so we have more of them to eat. And we must, because so many people around the world depend on fish!"—Eric Ripert, Chef, Le Bernardin

"A powerful reminder that people have depended on the oceans since time immemorial--and we could for a long time to come if we were careful, not reckless and greedy."—Bill McKibben, author of Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

About the Author

Andy Sharpless is the CEO of Oceana, the world’s largest international organization dedicated to ocean conservation. Previously he began Discovery.com and helped launch RealNetworks. He lives in Maryland.

Suzannah Evans is a North Carolina-based journalist and Oceana's former editorial director.


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I love to catch fish, eat fish, and just be on the ocean.
Robert L. Serfas
I think it was an easy read but at the same time a very interesting story-telling book about a topic that is dear to us all.
Rogier van Vliet
After just one read, the fact-filled book is already covered with highlighted pages and notes.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By LZerbe on May 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Eat more fish to save the oceans? It seems like a strange concept, but Oceana's leader, Andy Sharpless, makes the case for moving away from expanding industrial agriculture in order to feed the world in a less energy intensive, healthier way--with wild fish. His simple approach to saving the oceans--use science-backed quotas, reduce bycatch, and protect biodiversity where fish reproduce--gives hope and vision to saving ocean life while taking on the obesity epidemic, supporting coastal communities, and feeding the world.

His simple rules for becoming a more responsible seafood consumer were enlightening, too. I can say with confidence that I'll never reach for shrimp or farmed "Atlantic" salmon again.

It was a fabulous read, and the recipes in the back of the book from famous, sustainable seafood-loving chefs was an added bonus. As a health journalist, I couldn't get enough of this book. After just one read, the fact-filled book is already covered with highlighted pages and notes. This is a book I'll be reaching for often, not just for work, but for guiding me to make smarter, healthier decisions when feeding my family, too.

This is a book for everyone. It should be required reading not just for foodies and environmentalists, but anyone looking to improve their health and make their seafood spending dollars support positive change.
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This is a very informative and well written book, for anyone who has any interest in fish (eating them or preserving them), the oceans (providing them a healthy future) and the future of people (feeding them). It is an easy read and not too long. Well done!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tre on July 23, 2013
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Maybe this should be required reading in high school science classes. Thats what this is really about; the science of what seafood does in our bodies, why we can't live a healthy life without it, and how to eat responsibly to avoid consuming seafood that is not caught sustain ably.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joe Mokodean on June 25, 2013
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This book discusses how we can better manage our global fishing efforts to provide more healthy food to sustain our rapidly growing population. It keeps your attention by discusses various topics such as evolution, marketing, health, and cooking. By the time you finish, you will not only have the tools to be a better seafood consumer, but you will also be excited to start eating your way to better health.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Savitz on May 30, 2013
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Andy Sharpless and Suzannah Evans articulate a wonderful point: That if we're smart we can get even more food from our oceans in a time when we know we need to grow our food supply. But we have to do it wisely. The book is not overly technical and is an enjoyable read -- perfect for a weekend at the beach. Though I'm a long time ocean advocate, and (full disclosure) I work at Oceana, I still learned a lot and recommend it wholeheartedly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nancy on July 23, 2013
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i want to eat my seafood sustain-ably, but find it hard to understand it all from so many contradictory sources. this has been educational
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel F. Evans Jr. on September 19, 2013
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What a great book!! Incredibly educational and enlightening. The recipes are wonderfully useful and the writing superb. Hopefully, Ms Evans will write more such books.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rogier van Vliet on June 20, 2013
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Congratulations on the new book. I read it in one go. I think it was an easy read but at the same time a very interesting story-telling book about a topic that is dear to us all. I especially like the historic content/context, mixed with the concrete and substantial examples.
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