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INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS & EDITORS Book Award, Finalist 2014"Greenberg's breezy, engaging style weaves history, politics, environmental policy, and marine biology." --New Yorker In American Catch, award-winning author Paul Greenberg takes the same skills that won him acclaim in Four Fish to uncover the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply - telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. In 2005, the United States imported five billion pounds of seafood, nearly double what we imported twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. American Catch examines 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.

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Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch and lead correspondent of the Frontline PBS documentary The Fish On My Plate. A Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation and the Writer-in-Residence at the Safina Center, Greenberg lectures widely at institutions that have ranged from the US Supreme Court to Google to Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a James Beard for writing and literature. Paul Greenberg's TED talk "The Four Fish We're Eating and What to Eat Instead" has nearly 1.5 million views.

On Twitter & Instagram @4fishgreenberg
On the web at http://www.paulgreenberg.org

Paul Greenberg's Frontline documentary can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/NInOoa
Paul Greenberg's TED talk can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/dKbYbR

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