The end of the line

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Restrictions

  • Licensed for home use or face to face teaching.

Summary

  • "[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 any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us -- an ocean without fish by 2048 -- if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices."--Container.

Notes

  • Based on the book by Charles Clover.
  • Originally released in 2008.
  • DVD; NTSC ; Dolby digital Stereo.

Contents

  • Clover's mission -- The collapse of cod -- 90% of big fish gone -- How bad is it? -- Politics, law, lawbreakers -- Japanese tuna trade -- The human cost -- Fishing down the food web -- The end of the line? -- Sustainable fishing -- Solutions and false solutions -- The Garden of Eden
  • Special features: Webisodes: The biggest problem you've never heard of (10 min.), The European Union, a world leader in overfishing (9 min.), The future of fisherman (10 min.), The future of protection (8 min.), The future of seafood (9 min.), The future of fish (9 min.) ; The coral triangle: nursery of the seas [short film] (13 min.) ; Ted Danson on The End of the line ; original theatrical trailer ; filmmaker bio
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