Harpoon: The Passion of Hunting the Magnificent Bluefin Tuna (Paperback)

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By Peter Graves (Illustrator), Jefferson Morely (Introduction by), Maggie Rosaine
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Throwing a pole at a fish, 'a harpoon', in today's high tech world of bots and micro chips, sounds kinda, past tense, and well, very old. It is one of the oldest and most primitive methods ever applied to the harvesting of fish, but it has survived and a handful of fishermen in New England still call themselves harpooners. The bluefin tuna, the most prized, expensive fish swimming in our oceans, are still harvested with hand thrown harpoons. Corky takes us back though the history of this unique fishery to the very first one known to be harpooned in modern times; to what the fishery has become today. Fish stories, oh yeah, plenty of those, but the descriptions of how these fish are pursued, and the passion of the men who chase them is unprecedented. The bluefin tuna is warm blooded, extremely smart, long living and a highly migratory species. They adapt to their changing environment, altering their patterns and behavior adapting to fishing pressure, they avoid dangerous areas, the boats and men that mean them harm.Harpoon is vivid history of a fishery few people even know exists, taking the reader out on the pulpit, looking into the blue-green waters of the North Atlantic ocean searching for the black backs of the bluefin. The men of old, the great harpooners of yesterday, and the fishermen of today who try to follow in those footsteps, Harpoon tells the tale of these few, the 'Iron-men' the 'Stick boats', the harpooners. Harpoon is a captivating true story with a collection of photographs that paint the picture of a time never forgotten, and lived on by a handful of guys who still 'aim the dart'. You open these pages, you had better start reading early because you are going be drawn in..............

Product Details
ISBN: 9780692956083
ISBN-10: 0692956085
Publisher: Mark S Decker
Publication Date: October 18th, 2017
Pages: 146
Language: English