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The End of the Line In the last two decades, the technology of commercial fishing has begun to overwhelm the world's oceans. With nets the size of canyons, video sonar, and...The End of the LineDocumentaryPT83MUnrated In the last two decades, the technology of commercial fishing has begun to overwhelm the world's oceans. With nets the size of canyons, video sonar, and...2009-06-17
End of the Line
B+

The End of the Line

Genre: Documentary; Director: Rupert Murray; Release Date Wide: 06/19/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 83; MPAA Rating: Unrated

In the last two decades, the technology of commercial fishing has begun to overwhelm the world’s oceans. With nets the size of canyons, video sonar, and electric bottom-trawlers that literally scour the ocean floor, fishermen are no longer simply ”fishing.” They’re subjecting threatened species to the equivalent of carpet bombing, and this passionate ecological documentary, The End of the Line, spells out the problem in clear, urgent, prosaic terms, from the threatened extinction of the regal and coveted bluefin tuna to the ?ongoing disaster of farm fishing, in which 40 percent of the world’s undersea harvest is used merely to feed farmed fish. B+

Originally posted June 17 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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