Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Seafood for Thought: Part 2 (End of the Line)

The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film on the impact of overfishing on our oceans... and it looks really good!

Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048!

Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he reveals "the dark underbelly and hidden costs of putting seafood on the table at home or in restaurants". It's filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market, and features top scientists, indigenous fishermen, politicians, celebrity restaurateurs, and former tuna farmer turned whistleblower, Roberto Mielgo.

"The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world".

For more information about the movie and other ways you can take action, click here.

The End of the Line is also a book (by Charles Clover) which I've started... will let you know what I think!





For Part 1 of Seafood for Thought, click here!

4 comments:

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Wow. This is so sad, and scary. By any chance did you see the story on NBC not too long ago? It talked about how our fish from other countries (such as China, Taiwin, Vietnam) are mostly contaminated with disease and cancer-causing compounds. I hate how I don't feel good about eating so many foods available to us these days.

ings said...

I remember learning about the depletion of major fish species 10 years ago... I can't imagine how it is today. Very sad. Makes me even that much prouder to be a vegetarian.

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veins said...

Seafood Watch encourages the support of fisheries and fish farms that are better for the environment. By following Seafood Watch's recommendations on which seafood to buy and which to keep away from, you can support those seafood producers that are environmentally friendly.