Giant Bluefin by Douglas Whynott

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This elegantly written and compelling work portrays the way the Japanese demand for giant bluefin tuna has altered the lives of Cape Cod fishermen. In telling the story of one man's passionate hunt for giant bluefin, Douglas Whynott details the competition and camaraderie in the bluefin fishery, the pressures of a conservationist movement seeking to limit the bluefin harvest, and the struggle of the fisherman himself against "the wild horses of [the] fish species."



 

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Douglas Whynott is also the author of Following the Bloom: Across America with the Migratory Beekeeper (1991). He teaches English and writing at Mount Holyoke College, and lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
 
Published June 30, 1996 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 257 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Whynott takes readers out to sea with ``the true sons of the whalers of old''--the men who make their living harpooning bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Maine.

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