The End of the Line

Now and then, we are invited to documentaries that are shown during lunch hour in one of the World Bank’s auditoriums, and so also this week. The film that was shown was called The End of the Line; a documentary about the out-fishing of our seas and oceans. It had had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and was very well-made, though I did not think it gave enough answers about urgent measures that can be taken by us consumers to help prevent a potential environmental disaster. According to the movie, today’s fish stock is down to about 10-20% of what it was in the 1950s, and with the volumes that we fish today, they estimate that there will be NO fish in the oceans by 2050. So it is all happening in our lifetime. I really recommend everyone to see it and can only hope that everyone takes this seriously, because we are the ones that have to do something about it.

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