Hardcover, 240 pages
What does the future hold for fish and the people who pursue them? Fishing Through the Apocalypseexplores that question through a series of fishing stories about the reality of the sport in the 21st century.
Matthew Miller (director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy) explores fishing that might be considered dystopian: joining anglers as they stick their lines into trash-filled urban canals, or visiting farm ponds where you can catch giant, endangered fish for a fee. But it isn’t all bleak. When it comes to fishing, the other part of the story is this: a cadre of anglers is looking to right past wrongs, to return native species, to remove dams, to appreciate the unappreciated fish, to clean our waters and protect public lands.
As an angler and conservationist, Matt removes any and all preconceived notions about what it means to fish in the 21st century in order to see the different visions of the future that exist right here, right now.
Fishing Through the Apocalypse offers one of the widest-ranging looks at fish conservation in the United States, and also includes some of the more unusual adventures ever featured in a fishing book.
Features fishing adventures in:
Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah,Texas, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania
"A brilliant, urgent dispatch from the tangled front lines between fishing and conservation. A very funny, sad, infuriating, and hopeful book written by someone who truly understands that the simple act of fishing is so much more complicated than merely catching a fish." - Stephen Sautner, Author of “Fish On, Fish Off” and “A Cast in the Woods”
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