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Eat Like a Fish : My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer - Bren Smith

Eat Like a Fish

My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer

Paperback Published: 5th August 2019
ISBN: 9781760525255
Number Of Pages: 320

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From the aquatic world's Anthony Bourdain, Eat Like a Fish is a former fisherman's memoir, manifesto and vision for the future of food: restorative ocean farming.

In Eat Like a Fish Bren Smith - a former commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer - shares a bold new vision for the future of food: seaweed. Part memoir, part manifesto, through tales that span from his childhood in Newfoundland to his years on the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers, from pioneering new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movement, Smith introduces the world of sea-based agriculture and advocates getting ocean vegetables onto our plates. There are thousands of edible varieties in the sea!

Here he shows how we can transform our food system while enjoying delicious, nutritious, locally grown produce, and how restorative ocean farming has the potential to create millions of new jobs and protect our planet in the face of climate change, rising populations, and finite food resources. Also included are recipes from acclaimed chefs Brooks Headley and David Santos.

Written with the humour and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, this is a monumental work of deeply personal food policy that will profoundly change the way we think about what we eat.

About the Author

Bren Smith is a former commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer who pioneered the development of restorative 3D ocean farming. Born and raised in Newfoundland, he left high school at the age of 14 to work on fishing boats from the Grand Banks to the Bering Sea. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic and The Atlantic. His ocean farm won the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for ecological design and, in 2017, was named one of Time magazine's Best Inventions. He is the owner of Thimble Island Ocean Farm and executive director of the nonprofit Green Wave, which trains new ocean farmers

Introduction
About This Book
What Is Restorative Ocean Farming?
Fork in the Road


PART ONE
Chapter 1: Thank God We're Surrounded by Water
Chapter 2: Saltwater Cowboys
Chapter 3: Alaska Bound
Chapter 4: Two Hearts, Two Minds
Chapter 5: No Fish, Our Lives
Chapter 6: Everyone's on the Hook
Starting an Underwater Garden

PART TWO 000
Chapter 7: From Fisherman to Farmer
Chapter 8: Sea of Sunken Dreams
The Blue Revolution
Even the Worst Is Better
Ask the Ocean What to Grow
Chapter 9: Landlocked and Drowning
Off the Grid
Chapter 10: Ocean Rescue
Living in the Half-Shell
Growing a Blue Thumb
Building Your Ocean Farm

PART THREE
Chapter 11: Up from the Depths
The Rebirth of the Ocean Farm
Dr. Seaweed
Climate Farming
Chapter 12: Look Back to Swim Forward
Growing Sea Greens
Seeding Season

PART FOUR
Chapter 13: Falling For a Foodie
Chapter 14: Center of the Plate
A Lost Culinary History
Learning to Like Kelp
Falling in Love with Sea Greens
Chapter 15: Sea Greens for the Masses
Kelp Is the New Kale
Soy of the Sea-Just Not Evil
Beyond Food
Farming the Urban Sea
Keeping Your Farm Afloat

PART FIVE
Chapter 16: The Green Wave
Going Viral
Passing the Baton
Who Farms Matters
Chapter 17: Swimming With Sharks
Surfing the "New Economy"
Blood in the Water
Chapter 18: Newfoundland, Take Me Home
Seaweed on the Rocks
Harvest Time

PART SIX
Chapter 19: A Shared Vision
The Politics of Yes
Principles of Regenerative Ocean Agriculture
Chapter 20: Fade to Blue
Hail and Farewell
Ocean Green Profiles

Recipes
Acknowledgments
Index

ISBN: 9781760525255
ISBN-10: 1760525251
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th August 2019
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.35

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