Plundering the Oceans

Plundering the Oceans

Streaming Video - 2007
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Almost without exception, fishing grounds all over the world are being recklessly exploited. This program brings the global problem to light, making clear that our planet is approaching an environmental crisis. It examines methods that are widespread in India's fisheries, including the use of nets so finely meshed that even seawater only trickles out; it also explores the waters of the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic, where tuna and cod populations are not only shrinking but quite possibly doomed. The assault by land-based polluters on coastal fishing areas is documented as well. Industry's self-destructive approach is perhaps best exemplified by a story from Bali, where new hotels were made from local coral-leaving fish species without a habitat and snorkeling tourists with no fish to see.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2005
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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