• "A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see. As Ian Urbina ventures into the darkest folds of the high seas, his courage—and his prose—are breathtaking"

    Susan Casey, author of The Wave
  • "This is just incredible investigative work"

    Naomi Klein
  • "Not just a stunning read, this book is a gripping chronicle of the watery wild west and it shows us—frankly unlike anything I've read before—how the vast ocean has become a danger zone, and ultimately how we all pay a price for this mayhem and mistreatment"

    John Kerry, former Secretary of State and founder of the Our Ocean Conference
  • "

    Imagine a fantasy movie in which an explorer from Earth arrives on the surface of a living planet, to discover a lawless place where brutality is the only order and greed and fear the only motivators. Welcome to The Outlaw Ocean. In this utterly groundbreaking, constantly astonishing often disturbing book, Ian Urbina has put his life on the line to lay bare the stunning inhumanity that reigns unchecked over two-thirds of Earth’s surface


    Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words and Song for the Blue Ocean
  • "Incredible, readable, riveting"

    Sam Walker, Wall Street Journal
  • "It’s this kind of hard-assed reporting that can ultimately change the world for the better"

    Chris Dixon, Scuttlefish
  • "You simply have to read this"

    Karen Tumulty, Washington Post
  • "Staggering"

    Oliver Franklin-Walles, Wired
  • "An incredible report"

    Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
  • "Hard to imagine a more important piece being published"

    Corby Kummer, Atlantic