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New Film About World Fish Stocks

Opening June 14, 2009

THE END OF THE LINE
Imagine a World Without Fish

THE END OF THE LINE Image a World Without Fish

THE END OF THE LINE Imagine a World Without Fish

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The world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing premiered at Sundance Film Festival

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act.

The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Sundance took place in Park City, Utah, January 15-25, 2009.

In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food.

It 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 that would bring certain mass starvation.

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 – on the trail of those destroying the world’s magnificent bluefin tuna population.

Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world.

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RELATED STORY

Jason Burke in Marseille
The Observer, Sunday 28 June 2009

French fishermen hit back at stars’ bid to save bluefin tuna

Threat to livelihood sparks anger in Mediterranean port as celebrities campaign over plight of species.

Blue Fin Tuna Fishing

Blue Fin Tuna Fishing

It has been a long few weeks for captain Jean-Louis Donnarel and the crew of the Provence-Côte d’Azur II. Long, rough and not very profitable. After sailing a total of 6,600 nautical miles – first to Cyprus, then the length of the Egyptian coast, to Malta, around the Balearics and then home – the Provence-Côte d’Azur II returned with 84 tonnes of bluefin tuna, a catch that will barely cover the costs of the voyage.

“We found fish on the last day,” Donnarel said last week. “Without that, we would have been finished. Someone has to take a decision. Do they want us to fish or not? If not, they should put us out of our misery.”  READ ENTIRE STORY HERE.

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