Author: Larry S. Chowning
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Dec 1995
Encompasses a wide range of subjects, from the finfishing industry at the mouth of the Chesapeake to the hoop net fishery for catfish on the Sassafras River. Photos & figures; 7X10 inches, 304 pgs.
In the years since Larry Chowning's book, Harvesting the Chesapeake: Tools and Traditions, was published, the author has fielded many questions from readers about why he didn't include a particular fishery or tradition in his collection. To answer those requests, Chowning has created a second volume.
The 30 chapters in this comprehensive work encompass a wide range of subjects, from the finfishing industry at the mouth of the Chesapeake to the hoop net fishery for catfish on the Sassafras River. In addition to the details of the fisheries, Chowning includes some carefully illustrated how-to chapters on shaft-tongs, clam rakes, and rope bow fenders.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Larry S. Chowning is a reporter for the Southside Sentinel in Urbanna, Virginia. He has been covering the Chesapeake Bay's fisheries for regional and national periodicals for over a decade. As field editor of National Fisherman he has traveled extensively in Maryland and Virginia. Besides covering the more publicized events related to the fisheries, Chowning has specialized in the human stories that are found on the backroads of the Chesapeake Bay region. His travels have provided the raw material for numerous articles and short stories about Bay life and lore.