The Boston Globe has a profile of Roger Berkowitz, who runs the Legal Sea Foods chain of 32 restaurants, which the article says about 4,000 employees and more than $200 million in annual revenue.
Like Maurice Harary, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Mr. Berkowitz is another entrepreneur who built a business in part by working when other people are sleeping: "When the kids were little, Roger would leave by 8 in the morning and not come back till 1 the next morning," the article quotes his wife as saying.
The article also gets into the "sustainable seafood" issue that Walmart wants to solve with more regulation.
In January, Berkowitz made headlines by holding a dinner at the Park Plaza Legal of "blacklisted" fish, or those identified as overfished. After the four-course dinner, Berkowitz expounded on the sustainability movement, which he believes uses "flawed science." He does say there's a real threat to fisheries if not monitored. "But the legislation in place today more than protects the fisheries," he says.
"The fishermen are at the mercy of lobbying groups," Berkowitz says. "They have one of the most dangerous, difficult jobs in the world. They're conservationists. If there's not enough fish out there, there's not enough work."