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A keen fisherman and marine biologist traces his personal journey and lifelong love affair with fish, presenting a highly informed and sensitive picture of our changing relationship with the sea.
RICHARD SHELTON headed the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry from 1982 to 2001. He is currently Research Director of the Atlantic Salmon Trust. He lives in Perthshire. The Longshoreman is his first book.
'A magical life on the longshore alive with natural history but with a stern warning concerning all our futures.' David Bellamy 'Richard Shelton, not unlike some Victorian naturalists, has successfully combined a delightful autobiography with a scientific history of fishing. He describes an entire world with great charm.' Ronald Blythe, author of Akenfield ' When I first urged Richard Shelton to write his naturalist's memoir, I never expected him to produce a classic. But he has.' Redmond O'Hanlon, author of Trawler