As the world's demand for fish and seafood increases, and the technology available to commercial fisherman becomes more sophisticated, the annual harvest from global seaports has grown tremendously in recent years. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.
The End of the Line lays the responsibility squarely on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.
The End of the Line, is the world's first major feature documentary about the devastating impact overfishing has had and is having on our oceans. The film provides a dramatic exposé of those in power who are taking advantage of the seas with catastrophic consequences on the world's fish supplies.
We see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. The film examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish, which would bring certain mass starvation and unemployment.
Filmed over two years, The End of the Line follows the investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts politicians and celebrity restaurateurs, who exhibit little regard for the damage they are doing to the oceans. One of his allies is the former tuna farmer turned whistleblower Roberto Mielgo who is on the trail of those destroying the world's magnificent bluefin tuna population.
See the beauty and bounty of our oceans without the illusion that they remain untouched by the corporations who have transformed the world's fishing industry. And when the fish are gone? Some of us will simply miss eating sushi, but many will starve.
Let Charles Clover and actor/narrator Ted Danson tell you what you can do.
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