Overfishing - excerpt from "Planet Ocean",
a documentary film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
and Michael Pitiot, 2012
"Planet Ocean", UK version, 2014
The film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot
Ocean Alert: Overfishing, 2015
12 Most overfished species, 2016
David Attenborough explains what we need to
do to stop over-fishing, 2019
The Last Fish: Our exhausted seas
Documentary on overfishing and
dwindling fish stocks, 2015
Charles Clover: "The End of the Line", Ebury Press, London, U.K., 2005.
We have reached a pivotal moment for fishing, with seventy-five percent of the world's fish stocks either fully exploited or overfished. If nothing is done to stop the squandering of fish stocks the life of the oceans will face collapse and millions of people could starve. Fish is the aspirational food for Western society, the healthy, weight-conscious choice, but those who eat and celebrate fish often ignore the fact that the fishing industry, although as technologically advanced as space travel, has an attitude to conservation 10,000 years out of date. Trawling on an industrial scale in the North Sea takes 16 lbs of dead marine animals to produce just 1lb of sole. Regulation isn't working, fishermen must cheat or lose money, dolphins and other wildlife (seabirds, turtles, sharks) are killed unnecessarily and fish stocks are collapsing despite the warnings. The End of the Line looks at the problem and proves that we, as consumers, have to change if the situation is to improve.
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