The author of a new book about wild fish and their perils will be in Seattle; you can meet him over a Yukon salmon dinner.
Paul Greenberg's troubling analysis of man's relationship to the seas that nourish us is the subject of his new book, Four Fish: the Future of the Last Wild Food (Penguin Books, $26.95),. The book reports on the state of the world's tuna, sea bass, cod, and salmon, four wild species that human greed and mismanagement are in the process of wiping out.
Wild fish seemed to be, as Greenberg puts it, “a crop, harvested from the sea, that magically grew itself back every year. A crop that never required planting.” It's not so simple, and aquaculture alone doesn't solve the problem of overfishing.
Greenberg is coming to Seattle on a promotional tour this month. Wednesday, August 11, oyster-and-salmon guru Jon Rowley is hosting a dinner for him at Blueacre, the seafood restaurant at 1700 7th Avenue. The price, $55, includes tax, gratuity, three-course Yukon salmon dinner, a signed copy of Four Fish, and, one expects, a few good fish stories. For reservations, send an email by August 9 to email@example.com.