Empty Oceans Empty Nets| 55mins
Director: Steve Cowan | Producer: Habitat Media
Focus Years: 2003 | Country: United States
The film examines the global impact of the commercial fishing industries - overfishing, destructive fishing practices, the serial depletion of fisheries, and the commercial extinction of fish populations. The film-makers also explore the management policies that have restored fisheries and resulted in long-term success. A global seafood marketing initiative that certifies sustainable fisheries and provides eco-labels is also considered.