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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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Cast

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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£32,896 (UK) (12 June 2009)
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Himself - North Pacific Seafoods, Alaska: If you look at it from just a personal perspective, sometimes there's a personal sacrifice. But if you look at it from the big picture, you gotta take a cut in the harvest but you take that knowing that it gives you an opportunity to maybe have a better season two, three, four, five years from now. We just don't want to catch that fish this year, next year, we can't to catch it ten, fifteen, twenty years from now.
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Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

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Poignant and timely
22 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This won't be the most enjoyable film you ever see. It's not meant to be. The picture it paints is bleak, but as an educational documentary it is a 'must see'. It explains in an engaging way the state of our oceans. Fish stocks in general are down by 90%. By approx 2050 there will be NO FISH in the sea. If enough people saw this film we would stand a chance of managing the planet's fish stocks. The visuals are poignant and vivid. It's not for the squeamish, but the sometimes gruesome fishing shots bring home just how massive the global fishing fleet is and how small a chance fish stand of evading our nets. It will influence the way you look at your next fish dinner forever. The problem with fishing is that it is done under or out to the sea. The trawlers are far away out of sight. The damage is hidden by trillions of gallons of water this documentary exposes the fishes plight, with an ever increasing global population we need to act on this now. The most important film documentary since an 'Inconvenient Truth'


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