Humans have long regarded the world’s oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.
Based on the critically acclaimed book by Charles Clover, THE END OF THE LINE charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us — an ocean without fish by 2048 — if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices.
An alarming call to action that is already changing the world, the film narrates an escalating global crisis that can only be avoided by recovering and sustaining the incredible vitality of the sea. Beyond detailing the issues at hand, THE END OF THE LINE outlines the solutions, motivating supermarkets, restaurants and individuals to take the necessary steps to save the ocean. Now you can join them.
Ocean-Friendly Seafood Guide: A wallet-sized insert you can use to make choices for healthy oceans; Six webisodes: Over 50 minutes of featurettes take you behind the scenes and deeper into the issues; Ted Danson on THE END OF THE LINE; The Coral Triangle: Nursery of the Seas; Trailer; Filmmaker Biography