The End of the Line (2009) 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,… 2009-06-19 Unrated PT83M Documentary
Movie Review

The End of the Line (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
End of the Line | AQUATIC CATASTROPHE A fish face-off in The End of the Line
AQUATIC CATASTROPHE A fish face-off in The End of the Line
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 19, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Documentary

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 Jun 16, 2009 Published in issue #1053-1054 Jun 26, 2009 Order article reprints