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The End of the Line (2009)

Unrated | | Documentary | 12 June 2009 (UK)
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

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Credited cast:
Ben Bradshaw ...
Himself - UK Fisheries Minister 2003-2007
Roberto Mielgo Bragazzi ...
Himself - Former Tuna Farmer
Charles Clover ...
Himself - Author, 'The End of the Line'
John Crosbie ...
Himself - Fisheries Minister, Canada (archive footage)
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Narrator (voice)
Haidar El Ali ...
Himself - Diver, Senegal
Ray Hilborn ...
Himself - University of Washington
Jeffrey Hutchings ...
Himself - Dalhousie University, Canada
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Narrator for France (voice)
Manolo Pacheco Luis ...
Himself - Fisherman, Straits of Gibraltar
Patricia Majluf ...
Herself - Cayetano Heredia University, Peru
John T. Maxwell ...
Himself - American Television Chef (archive footage)
Adama Mbergaul ...
Himself - Fisherman, Senegal
Hardy Mckinney ...
Himself - Fisherman, South Andros, Bahamas
Masanori Miyahara ...
Himself - Fisheries Agency of Japan
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Documentary filmmaker Rupert Murray examines the devastating effect that overfishing has had on the world's fish populations and argues that drastic action must be taken to reverse these trends.

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Also Known As:

Die unbequeme Wahrheit über unsere Ozeane  »

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Narrator: Fishing is one of the most wasteful practices on Earth. Every year, more than 7 million tons-a tenth of the world's catch-goes back over the side, dead. This includes hundreds of thousands of turtles, seabirds, sharks, whales and dolphin.
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The last cod (and tuna, shark, eel...)
15 March 2010 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Free market fundamentalists tell us that there is no need to worry about diminishing natural resources; as they become scarcer, so the price rises, stimulating human abstinence and ingenuity. In the worst case, where we can't find a better solution, we at least take care of our final stocks (because they are increasingly expensive) and enjoy a gradual transition to the new world. The problem is, that economies are very short-termist. Price is determined, not just by the size of the total remaining stocks, but by the rate of their supply. And rising prices can stimulate more intensive exploitation methods that suppress the natural tendency for a scarce product to become more valued, while advancing the day that it runs out altogether. Some fear this is what man will face (and soon) with oil; as Rupert Marray's film shows, it's what we're already facing in many parts of the world with fish. The irony with fish is that the bounty of the oceans is actually a renewable resource, so long as it isn't over-exploited. But our capacity for self-restraint seems minimal: in the EU, for example, scientists recommended a quota for catches of 10 million tonnes for blue-fin tuna to allow the depressed population to recover, or 15 million to stop things getting worse; the politicians allowed 30 million, and the fishermen caught 60 million. If the film has a weakness, it's that it doesn't show us why politicians are so stupid, namely their fear of ruined fishing towns and starving people. I wish it let them make these arguments, mostly because they're plain wrong; the towns will have no jobs anyway if the oceans run out of fish, and the worst offenders when it comes to overfishing are people from the affluent west. As each year the planet's resources seem scarcer, our rape of the oceans seems increasingly stupid - whatever the sacrifices now required, the long-term cost of not making them will be higher. Meanwhile, that tuna you shouldn't really be eating may soon be your last, like it or not.


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