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Don Pepper discusses his new memoir, Fishing the Coast: A Life on the Water (Harbour Publishing, 2013), with Joseph Planta.


Fishing the Coast: A Life on the Water by Don Pepper (Harbour Publishing, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Fishing the Coast: A Life on the Water


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

There’s a new book out now from Harbour Publishing called Fishing the Coast: A Life on the Water. It’s a memoir on commercial fishing as told through the eyes of a commercial fisherman. Don Pepper joins me now to talk about his book. He was an economist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and before that had been a skiff man, a beach man, a cook and an engineer. I’ll get him to tell us just what a skiff and beach man is, as well as give us a glimpse to his life fishing, this book, and more. He’s fished the province for herring, sardines and salmon. He’s also taught at BCIT, and has a PhD from the University of Wales Institute of Technology in Cardiff. He’s also served as Executive Director of the Canadian Pacific Sardine Association. There’s an event launching this book, Thursday, 09 May 2013 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The event runs from 5.30pm to 8.00pm. Visit www.harbourpublishing.com for more information on the book and the event. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Don Pepper; Dr. Pepper, good morning.

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