STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH: MOST DANGEROUS CATCH
Date: 3/19/08 7:00 pm
Venue: National Geographic Society
Hosted by: Edward Norton
Directed by: David Elisco
Produced by: David Elisco and Brook Holston
Strange Days on Planet Earth
MOST DANGEROUS CATCH (USA, 2008, 57 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere A series of strange, seemingly unrelated events is unfolding across the globe. In the West African nation of Ghana, olive baboons are ransacking crops and terrorizing villagers. Further down the coast in Namibia, a once rich fishing ground is struggling to recover while putrid fumes are exploding from the ocean depths, spewing greenhouse gases into the air. Half a world away in Puerto Rico, space-age aquapods filled with fish, are floating far out at sea while off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, migratory salmon are settling into coastal life astride kelp and mussels in a radical new farming experiment. All these events are linked to one activity—overfishing. Recent reports state that 90 percent of our most important commercial fish are gone and fisheries all over the world are in dire straights. It’s become increasingly clear that our massive demands on the ocean are impacting life far beyond the shoreline including earth’s own life support systems. Can we reduce fishing pressures, restore fish stocks and protect ocean habitats in time to safeguard the health of life in the sea, on land and ultimately ourselves? Hosted by Edward Norton. Directed by David Elisco and produced by David Elisco and Brook Holston. Executive Producers: Mark Shelley, Sea Studios Foundation and Stephen Reverand, National Geographic.
Discussion with filmmaker Mark Shelley, Executive Director, Sea Studios Foundation and ecologist Justin Brashears.
Shown with STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH: DIRTY SECRETS
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