Monday, April 02, 2007

FISHERIES & WATER

this will not be my reflection upon my life as a fisherman. that will have to wait for me to reassemble some of my essays...

in the interim, here is a little reading list. books that i think relate important truths concerning this issue.

the first book i found was after my 1996 visit to hobart, tasmania. where i encountered the long-line fishers of the deep ocean fish, the patagonian toothfish. it is a book that confirmed my extrapolations. for your reading pleasure...

THE PLUNDERED SEAS: CAN THE WORLD'S FISH BE SAVED? isbn #: 0871569450.

to the best of my recollection, i first visited the edo bay fish market, tsukiji in the late 1970's. it took my breath away. if you wanted to see how mankind was bartering for the destruction of the oceans, this was the venue. several years ago, the university of california press published a story of this market....TSUKIJI: THE FISH MARKET AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD. isbn #: 0520220242.

for me, the most first hand history of the destruction of the oceans was written by a very wealthy new yorker. a champion sport fisherman. a republican. who was appointed by bush. and who hung out with rockefellers, tysons, etc. all of whom he discovered were really rapists of the oceans.

his memoir is entitled OCEAN BANKRUPTCY: WORLD FISHERIES ON THE BRINK OF DISASTER.

isbn #: 1585747947.

and then i care to seque to the issue of fresh water preservation. the most important study...WATER FOLLIES" GROUNDWATER PUMPING AND THE FATE OF AMERICA'S FRESH WATERS.

isbn #: 1559632232

these books relate verities that the msm, and most of the corporate-owned pols, prefer to ignore.

you will do so at your peril.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mooser said...

Hobart? Is that where all the commercial-grade food processing machines come from?
Doesn't seem to be a shortage of those.

11:18 AM  
Blogger albertchampion said...

a joke?

the hobart entities,from troy, ohio, were some of the most creative companies ever founded.

i haven't followed the company in years, but at one time it manufactured mixing equipment. in fact, my company uses a number of hobart industrial mixers. but not for food processing.

when i wanted to incorporate tig fusion welding in my manufacturing process, hobart was the only company in the mid-1970's offering automated tig welder controllers. virtually bullet-proof stuff.

hobart was i think a company founded by ohio blacksmiths, tinkerers. they designed and manufactured state of the art gear.

and i think that they had nothing to do with tasmania.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Mooser said...

That is some fascinating info about Hobart Co., especially the stuff about TIG welding.
All this time I thought of Hobart as Kitchen-Aid-on-steriods, but there's much more to it, as you so nicely-nicely took the time to point out.
Thanks!
When pot is legalised (if not sanctified), and the final impediment to my business plan for Mama Moosette's Mary-Jane Cakes and Cookies is removed, it'll be Hobart food-processing equipment exclusively at the plant!
Perhaps the franchise could be extended to the marketing of a Hobart Pro-Home line of Industrial-grade Bhongs "The Bhong that never leaks-garaunteed!"

11:19 AM  
Blogger Mooser said...

That reminds me Mr. Champion, have you ever heard of a group with the unlikely name of "Bongwater"?
No, wait a minute, I'll come up with a link or two.
I very much enjoyed what I heard from "Bongwater", even if I wouldn't want them on my carpet.

11:24 AM  

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