Haunted by Waters

Fly Fishing in North American Literature

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 082144039X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the answers he uncovers in the course of reading what's been written on the subject. As his own story unfolds, Mark Browning analyzes angling literature from the Bible to Norman Maclean, always bringing his inquiry back to the same source: the enigma of this sport. Haunted by Waters is an exploration of the apparent compulsion of those who fish not only to read about the sport, but to write about it as well. Mark Browning's personal account as a fly fisherman and his perspective as a critic make him uniquely qualified to navigate these waters.

Making Seafood Sustainable

American Experiences in Global Perspective

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206274

Category: History

Page: 288

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In the spring of 2007, National Geographic warned, "The oceans are in deep blue trouble. From the northernmost reaches of the Greenland Sea to the swirl of the Antarctic Circle, we are gutting our seas of fish." There were legitimate grounds for concern. After increasing more than fourfold between 1950 and 1994, the global wild fish catch reached a plateau and stagnated despite exponential growth in the fishing industry. As numerous scientific reports showed, many fish stocks around the world collapsed, creating a genuine global overfishing crisis. Making Seafood Sustainable analyzes the ramifications of overfishing for the United States by investigating how fishers, seafood processors, retailers, government officials, and others have worked together to respond to the crisis. Historian Mansel G. Blackford examines how these players took steps to make fishing in some American waters, especially in Alaskan waters, sustainable. Critical to these efforts, Blackford argues, has been government and industry collaboration in formulating and enforcing regulations. What can be learned from these successful experiences? Are they applicable elsewhere? What are the drawbacks? Making Seafood Sustainable addresses these questions and suggests that sustainable seafood management can be made to work. The economic and social costs incurred in achieving sustainable resource usage are significant, but there are ways to mitigate them. More broadly, this study illustrates ways to manage commonly held natural resources around the world—land, water, oil, and so on—in sustainable ways.

Fishing in U. S. territorial waters

Hearings before the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, Eighty-eighth Congress, first session, on S. 1988, to prohibit fishing in the territorial waters of the United States and in certain other areas by persons other than nationals or inhabitants of the United States. September 5 and 6, 1963

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 133

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Committee Serial No. 31. Considers legislation to prohibit foreign-flag vessels from fishing in U.S. territorial waters.

A Naturalist Goes Fishing

Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island

Author: James McClintock

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137279907

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Internationally recognized marine biologist Jim McClintock combines his deep expertise as a marine biologist with his personal passion for fishing in a beautifully written narrative

The Mortal Sea

Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070461

Category: History

Page: 412

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Since the time of the Vikings, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend on it for survival, and people have shaped the Atlantic. In his account of this interdependency, Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

Fishing Operations

1. Vessel Monitoring Systems

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251041796

Category: Nature

Page: 58

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These guidelines have been produced to support implementation of the International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (IPOA-Seabirds). They are addressed to decision-makers and policy-makers associated with conserving seabirds and with minimizing their interaction with fishing gears, but the Guidelines should also be of interest to fishing industries and other parties.

Flywater

The Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West

Author: Grant McClintock

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789320919

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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With the help of his friends Mike Crockett and Jack Hemingway, Grant McClintock set out on a year's angling sojourn through the West visiting some of the world's most renowned trout and steelhead rivers. They came away from their travels with the photographs, tales, and memories that became the book Flywater, one of the iconic books of fly fishing's literary canon. McClintock takes the reader back to these fabulous places--and moments--with extraordinary, as-yet-unpublished photography. Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West is a gallery of moments, places, people, and ideas. McClintock's rich photos create a compelling journey that the reader, whether fisherman or non-fisherman, will thoroughly enjoy. For the serious fly fisherman, it is an album of shared experiences. For the uninitiated, it is an artfully crafted guidebook to an exotic new world that really does exist on the streams and rivers of the American West.

Fishing Vessel Safety:

Blueprint for a National Program

Author: Committee on Fishing Vessel Safety,National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309043793

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 308

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In response to a continuing high loss of commercial fishing vessels and crews, the U.S. Congress has mandated development of new safety requirements for the industry. This volume provides a blueprint for an integrated national safety program that responds realistically to industry conditions, with priority on the most cost-effective alternatives. Fishing Vessel Safety addresses the role of the U.S. Coast Guard and the fishing industry and evaluates such safety measures as vessel inspection and registration, and the training and licensing of fishermen. It explores vessel condition, the role of human behavior, the problem of weather prediction, the high cost of insurance, and more.

Fly-Fishing for Sharks

An American Journey

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743225759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.

Making Seafood Sustainable

American Experiences in Global Perspective

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812206274

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7890

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In the spring of 2007, National Geographic warned, "The oceans are in deep blue trouble. From the northernmost reaches of the Greenland Sea to the swirl of the Antarctic Circle, we are gutting our seas of fish." There were legitimate grounds for concern. After increasing more than fourfold between 1950 and 1994, the global wild fish catch reached a plateau and stagnated despite exponential growth in the fishing industry. As numerous scientific reports showed, many fish stocks around the world collapsed, creating a genuine global overfishing crisis. Making Seafood Sustainable analyzes the ramifications of overfishing for the United States by investigating how fishers, seafood processors, retailers, government officials, and others have worked together to respond to the crisis. Historian Mansel G. Blackford examines how these players took steps to make fishing in some American waters, especially in Alaskan waters, sustainable. Critical to these efforts, Blackford argues, has been government and industry collaboration in formulating and enforcing regulations. What can be learned from these successful experiences? Are they applicable elsewhere? What are the drawbacks? Making Seafood Sustainable addresses these questions and suggests that sustainable seafood management can be made to work. The economic and social costs incurred in achieving sustainable resource usage are significant, but there are ways to mitigate them. More broadly, this study illustrates ways to manage commonly held natural resources around the world—land, water, oil, and so on—in sustainable ways.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Author: Jack Samson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811716536

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 212

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Describes the techniques of saltwater fly fishing for a wide range of species, including barracuda, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, and roosterfish, and provides detailed advice for choosing tackle, prime locations, and time of year

Classic Salmon Fly Patterns

Over 1700 Patterns from the Golden Age of Tying

Author: Michael D. Radencich

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811748596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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The most complete collection of classic salmon fly patterns ever compiled.

Flyfisher's Guide to Virginia

Including West Virginia's Best Fly Fishing Waters

Author: David Hart

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 9781932098396

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 529

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The Cycling City

Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Author: Evan Friss

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022621091X

Category: History

Page: 279

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As Evan Friss shows in his mordant history of urban bicycling in the late nineteenth century, the bicycle has long told us much about cities and their residents. In a time when American cities were chaotic, polluted, and socially and culturally impenetrable, the bicycle inspired a vision of an improved city in which pollution was negligible, transport was noiseless and rapid, leisure spaces were democratic, and the divisions between city and country blurred. Friss focuses not on the technology of the bicycle but on the urbanisms that bicycling engendered. Bicycles altered the look and feel of cities and their streets, enhanced mobility, fueled leisure and recreation, promoted good health, and shrank urban spaces as part of a larger transformation that altered the city and the lives of its inhabitants, even as the bicycle's own popularity fell, not to rise again for a century.

The Humboldt Current

Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism

Author: Aaron Sachs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201614

Category: History

Page: 512

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A masterly and beautifully written account of the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on nineteenth-century American history and culture The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769?1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In The Humboldt Current, Aaron Sachs traces Humboldt?s pervasive influence on American history through examining the work of four explorers?J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace, and John Muir?who embraced Humboldt?s idea of a ?chain of connection? uniting all peoples and all environments. A skillful blend of narrative and interpretation that also discusses Humboldt?s influence on Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and Poe, The Humboldt Current offers a colorful, passionate, and superbly written reinterpretation of nineteenth-century American history.

American Catch

The Fight for Our Local Seafood

Author: Paul Greenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127438

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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The James Beard Award-winning author of Four Fish examines major American seafood producers to determine why most Americans eat imported seafood and why most American seafood is exported.