Coverart for item
The Resource The last lobster : boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?, Christopher White

The last lobster : boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?, Christopher White

Label
The last lobster : boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?
Title
The last lobster
Title remainder
boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?
Statement of responsibility
Christopher White
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of Skipjack & The Melting World comes a mystery: the curious boom in America's beloved lobster industry and its probable crash. Maine lobstermen have happened upon a bonanza along their rugged, picturesque coast. For the past five years, the lobster population along the coast of Maine has boomed, resulting in a lobster harvest six times the size of the record catch from the 1980s--an event unheard of in fisheries. In a detective story, scientists and fishermen explore various theories for the glut. Leading contenders are a sudden lack of predators and a recent wedge of warming waters, which may disrupt the reproductive cycle, a consequence of climate change. Christopher White's The Last Lobster follows three lobster captains--Frank, Jason, and Julie (one the few female skippers in Maine)--as they haul and set thousands of traps. Unexpectedly, boom may turn to bust, as the captains must fight a warming ocean, volatile prices, and rough weather to keep their livelihood afloat. The three captains work longer hours, trying to make up in volume what they lack in price. As a result, there are 3 million lobster traps on the bottom of the Gulf of Maine, while Frank, Jason, and others call for a reduction of traps. This may boost prices. The Maine lobstering towns are among the first American communities to confront global warming, and the survival of the Maine Coast depends upon their efforts. It may be an uphill battle to create a sustainable catch as high temperatures are already displacing lobsters northward toward Canadian waters--out of reach of American fishermen. The last lobster may be just ahead"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Christopher P.
Dewey number
639/.5409741
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
SH380.2.U6
LC item number
W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lobster fisheries
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Lobster fisheries
  • Maine
Label
The last lobster : boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?, Christopher White
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summer, Jericho Bay -- Fisherman's day -- Anatomy of a boom -- Autumn, Goose Rocks -- To market -- Lobster wars -- Winter, Gulf of Maine -- The Chinese bubble -- Tragedy of the Commons -- Spring, Southeast Harbor
Control code
on1001319738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080851
Lccn
2017059442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001319738
Label
The last lobster : boom or bust for Maine's greatest fishery?, Christopher White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Summer, Jericho Bay -- Fisherman's day -- Anatomy of a boom -- Autumn, Goose Rocks -- To market -- Lobster wars -- Winter, Gulf of Maine -- The Chinese bubble -- Tragedy of the Commons -- Spring, Southeast Harbor
Control code
on1001319738
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250080851
Lccn
2017059442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001319738

Library Locations

    • Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)Borrow it
      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
Processing Feedback ...