Reviews of An Entirely Synthetic Fish
Halverson entertainingly introduces some of the most tangled questions in conservation biology: What is a species? What is native? What is natural? What is wild?
With prose as engaging as it is thoughtful, Halverson has crafted an absorbing cautionary tale of ecological trial and error, documenting our tardy but increasing understanding of biological interdependence and its immeasurable value.
- Washington Post, February 28, 2010
This isn't one of those books that only fly-fishermen will like. An Entirely Synthetic Fish is a compelling cautionary tale about how the systematic introduction and massive cultivation of rainbow trout for fishing changed America's waterways, both for better and for worse.
- Outside, December 2010
Selected Online Interviews
"An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America & Overran the World," with Anders Halverson. Presented by the Wilderness Institute of the University of Montana. 2012 Theme: Wild Waters of the West.
Anders Halverson has done an exhaustive study of the origin of the rainbow trout, it's history and how it has been stocked throughout the world. Listen in to learn about this fish we love so dearly.