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Trailer released for sustainable ocean foods series

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A trailer for Hope In the Water - a documentary series exploring ecological balance and sustainable seafood practices - has been released, giving a taste of engaging stories and creative solutions.

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Environmental activists Baratunde Thurston (pictured), Shailene Woodley, José Andrés, and Martha Stewart explore aquatic ecosystems under threat © PBS

An official trailer for Hope In the Water - a documentary series exploring seafood solutions - has been released, giving a small taste of the character driven stories yet to come.

The series travels the globe to discover the creative solutions and breakthrough seafood technologies that could not only provide food, but help save threatened seas and fresh waterways. The series highlights the stories of amazing innovators, aquafarmers, and fishers who are working toward a sustainable future for the planet.

“Through Hope In the Water we are on a mission to reimagine a planet where both ecological balance and food abundance are possible. Our series is a fresh take on how we can rewrite menus worldwide that will create a meaningful and lasting impact for generations to come,” said series producer David Kelley, in a press release announcing the project.

Throughout the series celebrated environmental enthusiasts Shailene Woodley, Martha Stewart, José Andrés and Baratunde Thurston reveal aquatic ecosystems jeopardised by climate change, habitat destruction, irresponsible fishing, and exploitation. They are each authentically tied to a particular story, seeking smart solutions to a planet in peril.

For example, actor and environmental activist Shailene Woodley grew up surfing the California coast and has witnessed firsthand how “zombie” purple urchins have taken over and destroyed kelp forests. She goes underwater with urchin divers who collect the barren urchins and deliver them to a farm where their buttery roe is grown and harvested - turning an ecological imbalance into a commodity whilst helping to save kelp forests at the same time.

“It’s my hope that through this important work, we can collectively practice better alternatives that will nourish communities across the planet and sustain our waters,” said Woodley.

Hope In the Water is part of a multi-year impact campaign led by the non-profit Fed by Blue. The mission of Fed by Blue is to provide and inspire visionaries, thought leaders, ocean lovers, activists, early adopters, foodies, and consumers with the knowledge and materials to help protect and participate in a responsible blue food system.

The trailer for Hope In the Water is out now, ahead of the launch of the series in June, 2024.

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