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2048: End of the Line for Seafood?

by the Fish Site Editor
02 June 2009, at 1:00am

GLOBE - Scientists predict that if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see the end of most seafood by 2048.

On Thursday, June 4th, World Wildlife Fund-Canada, the Ecology Action Centre, and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society will be hosting the Atlantic Canadian premier of the documentary, The End of the Line.

The End of the Line is the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans. The story the film describes is shocking. And much of it plays out in Atlantic Canada, right here in our backyard.

Some of the issues this film examines include the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi, how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland led to the decimation of largest fishery in the world and how hi-tech fishing vessels leave no escape routes for fish populations.

The film's message is that solutions can be found, including a call for consumers to make careful seafood choices, and a call to support the establishment of marine protected areas.

the Fish Site Editor