Wall Street Journal reporter Bruce Knecht, who has been guest- blogging for Oceana these past few weeks, appeared on the Today Show last week. He and Tom Brokaw discussed Bruce's new book, Hooked, which describes the worldwide problem of pirate fishing of the already-depleted Chilean seabass.
For those of you who weren't able to watch live, here is the link to the show:
Here's your chance to listen to Oceana's guest blogger, Bruce Knecht, author of the book Hooked.
The Today Show's report on Hooked is going to air on May 24 between 8 and 9 a.m. Eastern. It's an unusually long taped segment that will be presented by Tom Brokaw. It will include some great dramatic footage from the boat chase described in Bruce's book. It will also feature Brokaw's interview with Bruce at the Fulton Fish Market, where they handled some very small (Tom called them babies) toothfish.
So , if you want to know more about the severely overfished Chilean seabass, aka toothfish, tune in to the Today Show on Wednesday morning.
G. Bruce Knecht is an award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter. His new book, Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish comes out in bookstores today and takes a close look at pirate fishing and how our taste for certain seafood, especially Chilean sea bass, have enormous consequences for the world around us. In the book, Bruce describes one of the longest pursuits in nautical history - Australian patrols chasing after an illegal fishing vessel named Viarsa. Viarsa's owner, Antonio Vidal, has long been associated with pirate fishing issues all over the world and Oceana has been working to bring a halt to his illegal fishing activities. He was recently arrested by US authorities in Miami.
Bruce has kindly agreed to write some blog entries about his book. Be on the lookout for them this week.
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