The Book of the TV series is a wonderful addition to my bookshelf; but in reality the book paints the picture of just what is occuring to our fishing industry. In 2011 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall along with Jamie Oliver and others showed us the problem that Britain's Fishermen were having with Fish Quotas and the Discard or throw back into the sea of Dead fish was doing to the Industry...fishermen when the cast their nets or even cast lines have no real idea what they might catch and when the quota for one type of fish had been used up...they had no choice but to throw overboard the majority at time what they had caught...DEAD!
Monty Halls in this book and the subsequent TV programmes lived it through the whole period. He saw what occurred on different type of fishing boats (from the smallest to the largest) and captured on film and from the pages of this book the distress the fisherman have through this discard proceedure.
Our fishing industry has been in the doledrums for some time...by going to the Eastern Side of the United States, Monty-the apprentice and Nigel-the master-fisherman find a new way that might help out by selling directly to the public via a buyers type club.
Monty's stint with them points things out that are wrong by the EU Fisheries Policy, Monty admits that he doesn't know what fishing industry we'll have over the coming decades...seems the fight is on and let's hope we still have a fishing industry to obtain commonsense in this situation. Got this book on my shelf and on my Kindle. Recommend.