The MVCMA is pleased to present
a special lecture by
the James Beard Award winning bestselling author of
Four Fish and American Catch.
Date: August 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 pm
This is a Free Will Offering Event.
About American Catch:
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.
- Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award, Finalist 2014
Paul Greenberg is also the author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. Photo: Justin Schein/Courtesy of Penguin Press
Paul Greenberg is the author of the James Beard Award winning New York Times bestseller Four Fish and a regular contributor to The New York Times. He has also written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), Vogue, and lectures on seafood and the environment around the world. He is currently a fellow with The Safina Center and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. His next book American Catch, the story of how we lost and how we might regain American local seafood, was published by The Penguin Press in June of 2014 and was featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
Paul Greenberg lectures widely on seafood and ocean sustainability. His lecture venues have included Google headquarters, the United States Supreme Court, Harvard University, Yale University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Culinary Institute of America, Paine & Partner’s annual shareholders meeting, The Nature Conservancy, UC Santa Barbara, the New York Explorer’s Club, Trout Unlimited and many other public, private and educational institutions. He has also led private guided dinners at some of the US’s leading restaurants from Le Bernardin and Blue Hill in New York to North Pond in Chicago to Chez Panisse in Berkeley.
For more information, please visit Paul Greenberg’s website, friend him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter.