Oil pollution has replaced overfishing as the major environmental concern facing our oceans, says a well-known commercial fishing captain and author.
With the BP oil well still spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico, "dangling a hook" seems pretty minor, says Linda Greenlaw.
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Greenlaw gained fame as one of the commercial swordfishing captains featured in Sebastian Junger's book "The Perfect Storm" and the 2000 film of the same name. Since then she has written several books and has been featured on the Discovery Channel.
Greenlaw spoke with Soundings while promoting her latest book "Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea" ($25.95, Viking, 2010) at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn. The non-fiction hardcover looks at her time swordfishing in Newfoundland's Grand Banks, including a stay in a Canadian jail for drifting across the border.