Recommended Books

We've teamed up with our friends at Powell's Books to bring you recommended reading about issues surrounding our oceans.

50 Ways to Save the Ocean
50 Ways to Save the Ocean

by David Helvarg
Addresses how we can both continue to enjoy and appreciate the ocean, yet also partake in actions that protect and conserve this vital resource.

Blue Frontier
Blue Frontier - Dispatches from America's Ocean Wilderness
by David Helvarg
A fascinating account of America’s oceans and ocean politics, Blue Frontier explores the impact of history, commerce and policy on marine life—and by extension all life on earth.

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed
the World

by Mark Kurlansky
A delightful romp through history, a fish story embellished with a delicious legacy of recipes, and the tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod's numbers were legendary.

Eye of the Albatross
Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival
by Carl Safina
With one of the planet's most alluring birds as his guide, Carl Safina captures the embattled ocean world. Eye of the Albatross is a transforming ride to the ends of the earth and an urgent appeal to preserve the wild oceans while there is still time.

Heal the Ocean
Heal the Ocean: Solutions for Saving Our Seas

by Rod Fujita
Illustrates the problems besetting the ocean, both current and emerging. Drawing on the author’s own experiences, the book is strongly solutions-oriented.

Hooked: Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish

by G. Bruce Knecht
Chronicles the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to gourmands as Chilean Sea Bass) and is built around the pursuit of an illegal fishing vessel by an Australian patrol boat in one of the longest chases in maritime history.

Ocean Friendly Cuisine
Ocean Friendly Cuisine: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the World's Finest Chefs

James O. Fraioli
Noted marine expert and author James O. Fraioli introduces 50 delectable and ethical "best choice" seafoods using 100 gloriously designed and photographed recipes from the world's finest chefs, including Jacques Pepin and Emeril Lagasse.

Seafood's Lover's Almanac
Seafood Lover's Almanac
by Mercedes Lee
Not all seafoods are equal: Some carry less environmental impact than others because of differences in their abundance, how they're caught, and how well fisheries are managed. Seafood Lover's Almanac helps readers become more familiar with seafood, so that they’re better able to choose from healthy, thriving sources.