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Author Welch, Craig.

Title Shell games : rogues, smugglers, and the hunt for nature's bounty / Craig Welch.

Publication Info. New York : William Morrow, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  364.1628 WEL    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  364.16 WEL    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  364.16 WELCH    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.1628 W46    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.162 WE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 274 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-272).
Contents Prologue: The hunt -- Snitches -- Larger than life -- Clam kings -- The Fed -- Metamorphosis: life undercover -- Kingpin -- "It's just a business thing" -- An incredible virus -- A sea of abundance -- Crab men -- The hunt, redux -- The whole west coast.
Summary Veteran environmental journalist Craig Welch delves into the wilds of our nation's waters and forests in search of some of America's most unusual criminals and the cops who are on a mission to take them down. This thrilling examination of the international black market for wildlife is filled with butterfly thieves, bear slayers, and shark-trafficking pastors--all part of one of the largest illegal trades in the world.
Subject Poaching -- Northwest, Pacific.
Smuggling -- Northwest, Pacific.
Fishes -- Effect of poaching on.
Fishery management -- United States.
ISBN 9780061537134 alkaline paper
0061537136 alkaline paper
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