(c) Nicolaas G. Pierson Foundation

SEA THE TRUTH (Netherlands, 2010, 60 min.)

Leading scientists such as Daniel Pauly suggest that if we continue to catch and eat fish at the current rate, the oceans and seas will be empty within 40 years. The hunt for fish is an economic monster on the run: large trawlers are scraping the bottoms of the seas empty, taking with them all living things with destructive force. The massive amount of bycatch is thrown back into the sea, maimed or dead. Authorities offer the solution of sustainable fisheries projects while leading scientists say that every fish that is taken now is one too many. This documentary, filmed in Newfoundland, on Bonaire, on the North Sea, the Azores and in the Netherlands, shows that there is no such thing as “sustainable fishing.” Directed and produced by Claudine Everaer.

Discussion with Matt Tinning, Executive Director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network.

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FREE. No reservations required.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place, SE

(Metro: Anacostia)

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