Hidden out at sea where few of us dare to venture, the systematic pillaging of fishing grounds is laying waste to the Ocean’s last stocks of fish.
The Deadline film exposes the race to catch these remaining resources by any means possible. Piracy, theft, unlicensed vessels and smuggling are just some of the tactics used to bring the fish that end up on our dinner plates.
If we continue at present rates the United Nations and leading scientists predict all fish stocks will be exhausted by 2050, thereby threatening the life of the Ocean itself.
This is The Deadline.
We now need A Lifeline.
The Deadline film is now available for broadcast and in Spring 2009 it will be part of a major European cinema road show visiting schools, fishing communities and capital cities to create A Lifeline for the Ocean.
18/08/2008 - Jellyfish Ocean (The Independent)
With ecosystems breaking down through overfishing, jellyfish threaten to become more prevalent in our seas. With swarms of these powerful stinging organisms invading coastlines a new study has been designed to tag jellyfish movements and their life cycles in the Ecojel project.
15/08/2008 - Dead Zones (The Guardian)
Man-made pollution is spreading a growing number of suffocating dead zones across the world's seas with disastrous consequences for marine life, scientists have warned.Experts say the hundreds of regions of critically low oxygen now affect a combined area the size of New Zealand, and pose as great a threat to life in the world's oceans as overfishing and habitat loss.
13/08/2008 - John West Tuna (Greenpeace)
While tuna numbers are critically endangered by overfishing, large numbers of sea turtles, sharks and other fish are also being wiped out by the global tuna industry by the use of unsustainable fishing techniques.The UK’s top selling brands are among the worst at ensuring the fish they sell are caught using sustainable methods, with John West, the nation's biggest brand languishing right at the bottom.
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