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The end of the line

"[This film] charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of an...

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Corporate Author: Arcane Pictures (Firm)
Other Authors: Murray, Rupert., Danson, Ted, 1947-, Lewis, Claire., Duffield, George., Clover, Charles., Calm Productions (Firm), Dartmouth Films (Firm), Docurama (Firm), New Video Group.
Format: Video DVD
Language: English
Published: [United States] : Docurama : 2009
Edition: Deluxe ed.
Series: National Geographic ocean now.
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Review by Library Journal Review

Based on Charles Clover's 2006 book of the same name, this film chronicles how the collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery (1992-present) and the continued over-harvesting of bluefin tuna have led to predictions that ocean fish stocks will decline so drastically by 2050 that fish will disappear from worldwide menus. Our habitual exploitation of ocean resources, especially since the 1950s, adds credence to these claims from environmental experts. What to do? The effort can be grassroots: convince politicians that fish harvesting quotas must be enforced; change our eating habits-five kilos of anchovies processed as fish meal yields one kilo of farmed salmon; force the fishing industry to comply with regulations; and ask where the catch of the day was caught, how it was caught, and if the fishery is sustainable. This compelling story, effectively narrated by Ted Danson, is beautifully filmed and edited. Also included are the Monterey Bay Aquarium's National Sustainable Seafood Guide (in print and available online) and numerous bonus features. This highly recommended video is essential for general audiences.-Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.