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Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman Paperback – June 15, 2000
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Despite the tenacity of the men he fished with, Carey acknowledges that the owner-operators of small family boats off New England are likely going the way of the family farmer. Yet he reminds us that the issues deciding their fate concern us all: "how to tap this continent's wealth without plundering and despoiling it; how to reconcile our hard-wired demand for growth and consumption with a husbandman's concern for sustainability; how to mark our limits and resolutely stay within them." --Svenja Soldovieri --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I spent the summer in a rented house overlooking the commercial fishing fleet in Bodega Bay, California. I often wondered what happened on those boats once they left the harbor, and what regulations governed them. Against the Tide explains it all.
By way of criticism, I found the characters a bit hard to follow and the discussions of the regulations a bit tedious, but overall I learned a lot.
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Took me a little while to get the names of the fishermen, family and boats straight, but well written, and as a commercial fisherman, a very good read.Published 13 months ago by W. Damour
Against the Tide, the fate of the New England fisherman by Richard Adams Carey
Love hearing how the fisher people survive. Read more
An admirable addition to any reader's collection on "the fishing" and the folks who brave it in order to feed us. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by John the Reader
I gave this book to my husband who enjoyed this book immensly! He the "old fisherman" who used to fish out of Cape Cod and New Bedford, Woods Hole, all the way up to Maine, back in... Read morePublished on February 18, 2006 by WAA :-)