Award-winning author Paul Greenberg will speak about his latest book, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, will speak at Perrot on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, at 7:30 PM.
In American Catch,: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, bestselling author Paul Greenberg tells the surprising story of why Americans no longer eat from local waters. In 2005, the United States imported twelve billion dollars’ worth of seafood, nearly double what we had imported ten years earlier. During that same period, our seafood exports rose by a third. Greenberg looks to New York oysters, gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how it came to be that 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat is foreign. Despite the challenges, hope abounds. Mr. Greenberg proposes there is a way to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return the American catch back to American consumers.
Mr. Greenberg writes regularly for the New York Times on fish, aquaculture, and the future of the ocean. His 2010 book, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, was a New York Times bestseller, and the winner of a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. Mr. Greenberg has been both a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow. He grew up in Greenwich and currently resides in New York City.