"Gotham Fish Tales" is the story of recreational and commercial fishing within New York City. Engaging characters show a remarkably resilient fishery. It's an inspiring tale because it flies against the conventional wisdom of what coexists in the largest American city - a highly utilized marine ecosystem hard pressed against the density of the city which supports a vibrant and varied fishery, second to none by any angler's standard. All kinds of fish species, from sharks to tuna to tropical fish, pass through local waters. Stalwart fisherman, scientists, environmentalists, historians, community organizers and government enforcers all contribute to this story. This remarkable story is told through characters whose knowledge, humor and at times pathos make them people we care about and remember.