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On Fishing as a Path to Caring About Fish

On Fishing as a Path to Caring About Fish By ANDREW C. REVKIN As I mentioned recently , while camping in Montauk, N.Y., earlier last month, I broke away with my younger son, Jack, and three of his friends to head offshore with Carl Safina , the marine conservationist and author, for a half-day fishing expedition. (Safina is also a masterful angler .) I recently was able to edit some video I shot of that excursion, which you can watch above. There’s a point where I inserted a cautionary note, “Warning – stomach contents ahead,” because the boys were interested in what the bluefish they caught had been eating and so did some dissection while cleaning the fish. Be forewarned. The video also shows two approaches to cooking bluefish, which has an unjustified reputation for fishyness. (I’ll ask Mark Bittman for his appraisal.) On his Web site, Safina has posted a reflection on t...

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