Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

Bruce Knecht talked about his book Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish, published by Rodale Books. He talked about the… read more

Bruce Knecht talked about his book Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish, published by Rodale Books. He talked about the popularity and near-extinction of the Chilean Sea Bass (properly known as the Patagonian toothfish). The high demand and price for the toothfish in the United States and elsewhere has attracted poachers who catch the fish in huge quantities. As a result, the population of the toothfish has dropped by over 90 percent since the middle of the last century. During his talk, Mr. Knecht told the story of the capture of one of these poaching vessels by an Australian government patrol boat in 2003, after one of the longest chases in maritime history. He showed video footage of the chase and capture and shared stories about his encounters with the captain of the poaching vessel. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Hooked: Pirates, Poaching, and the Perfect Fish

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Program ID:
193416-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Aug 13, 2006 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 19, 2006 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 13, 2006 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 2006 | 12:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 19, 2006 | 8:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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