You’ve heard it before about how we’re destroying the planet, well, the ocean is about to run out of fish. In the movie, we see a Taiwan fishing boat unload several tons of bluefin tuna. That one boat had more bluefin than the entire country claimed it caught all year, from it’s whole fishing fleet. There are treaties and laws in place, which are ignored.
According to the movie, Japan is freezing and stockpiling bluefin tuna, and intends to keep fishing for bluefin till there are no more, then move on to the next type.
In Africa, the local villages are catching less and less fish, because their government has “leased” their waters to commercial fishing vessels offshore.This vacant lot may absorb a forgotten piece of machinery, but once a species is extinct, it can never come back. According to the movie, many species of fish are going beyond endangered, nearing extinction.
Symptoms of similar troubles are seen everywhere, even here. Here a ban on fishing for grouper is coming to an end, and studies show they have not recovered as expected. Read more about Cayman Islands Groupers and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation blog, HERE.