URI to host discussion of local seafood with award-winning author of American Catch, Oct. 30

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – October 20, 2014 – Paul Greenberg, author of he New York Times bestseller Four Fish, will discuss his new book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood in a lecture at the University of Rhode Island on Thursday, Oct. 30. The lecture begins at noon in the Coastal Institute Auditorium on the URI Bay Campus.


Greenberg will sign his book for those interested before and after the lecture.


His book Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp and Atlantic salmon to tell the surprising story of why Americans no longer eat from their local waters.


A fisherman since childhood, Greenberg writes for The New York Times, National Geographic, GQ and other publications. In 2005, his New York Times Magazine article on Chilean sea bass received the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ award for excellence in food journalism. He has received the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and its Food and Society Policy Fellowship.


The event is the URI Graduate School of Oceanography’s annual Charles and Marie Fish Lecture, which is supported by income from the Charlie and Bobbie Fish Endowment for Oceanography. The Fishes established the University’s first marine biological program in 1935, which later became the Graduate School of Oceanography.


For more information, contact the URI Office of Marine Programs at 401-874-6211.