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Description - Sustainable Sushi by Casson Trenor

"Sustainable Sushi" addresses dozens of the most common fish and shellfish one might encounter at a sushi bar, details where and how they are caught, whether or not they are safe for us, and how they are related to the current fishery crisis. Written by a fishery and sustainability expert who was netted long ago by the allure of Japanese cuisine, "Sustainable Sushi" is an insightful, pocket-sized handbook complete with colour illustrations, quick facts, and easy recommendations to help guide everyone - from the sushi first-timer to the experienced aficionado - around the toxins and unsustainable choices facing them. This is the book that will help readers reconcile their desire to protect the ocean with the insatiable lust for sushi.There are many other books about sushi, but none that attempt to explore the environmental or health issues attached to the cuisine. This book addresses mercury, PCBs, fishery sustainability, and other serious issues garnering tremendous attention in the media and among the public at large. "Sustainable Sushi" is a timely and reliable reference that will put the consumer at ease. It will help the environmentally minded to eat in a way that helps the planet. It will help the health-conscious to avoid ingesting harmful toxins. In a storm of seafood shortages and frightening statistics, "Sustainable Sushi" will guide all readers to safety and responsibility at the sushi bar.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556437694
ISBN-10: 1556437692
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Imprint: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources in all five oceans and countless seas. Named both a "Time" magazine Environmental Hero and an Ocean Protection Hero by Save Our Shores, Trenor has extensive experience and expertise. He has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent two months journeying by ship along the Antarctic coast, berthed on leaking wrecks off Central Pacific islands, and gone octopus fishing with holy men on the Island of Yap. In thousands of conversations with fishermen around the world, he has heard one statement repeated: "The fish are gone." In his recent book "The Whale Warriors," author Peter Heller, a contributing editor to "National Geographic Adventure" and "Outside" magazines, captures Trenor's dedication to ocean conservation through his efforts to end illegal whaling. Trenor is a main character in Heller's factual account of the exploits of one small, rusty ship determined to take on the entire Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean in 2005 and 2006. Born in Seattle and living in San Francisco, Trenor speaks five languages, has traveled to over forty countries, and holds an MA in International Environmental Policy from the prestigious Monterey Institute of International Studies.