Watch The End of The Line – a documentary about the dangers of commercial overfishing.

Rupert Murray

Where have all the fish gone?

About: The End of the line is an eye opening documentary about what is happening in the world’s commercial fishing industry – one of the most wasteful practices on Earth.

More than 7 million tons – a tenth of the world’s catch – is sent back over the side of the boat every year. This includes a vast number of turtles, seabirds, sharks, whales and dolphins, caught and killed in the nets. Not only is this practice unnecessarily destructive, it’s unsustainable. In fact, it’s predicted that the world will run out of seafood by 2050.

Based on the book by Charles Clover, The End of the Line concentrates on the devastating effect of over-fishing on the world’s oceans.  Murray travels the world examining the effects of decreasing fish stocks, asking who is responsible for setting and enforcing fish quotas and looking at possible solutions to this often-overlooked problem.

It’s not all doom and gloom. This commercial fishing documentary offers real, practical solutions. These include the controlled fishing of engendered species. As well as the set up of networks of marine reserves where fishing is not allowed, and more education for consumers so that they can choose fish from sustainable sources.

Genre: Commercial fishing documentary

Suitability: PG / Duration: 1hr 25min

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