Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Of the Sea video - What can fishermen tell us?

In 1981, there were 6,900 fishing vessels in California. Today, only 1,800 remain. Exploring the causes of the decline, including complex regulations, high costs, declining fisheries, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood, OF THE SEA follows the fishermen and entrepreneurs who are creating new models for supporting sustainably produced seafood. With local filmmaker Mischa Hedges at the helm, OF THE SEA tells the story of California fishing communities struggling to revive a fading way of life and, through them, the story of the future of sustainable seafood. 

The film poses the question, “What can we learn from fishermen?” (A lot, as it turns out.) 70 min; Sneak Preview.