Country: United States of America
Category: Official Selections | Short Documentaries/TV Documentaries
Narrated by actor and ocean conservationist Ted Danson, this film reveals a frightening truth about our oceans. An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch follows the work of the world's premier fisheries scientist, Dr. Daniel Pauly, as he investigates how close we are to a global crash in fish populations. It’s a detective story that ranges from the Atlantic coastline to the reefs of the Bahamas and the shores of Senegal. Along the way Dr. Pauly and his team make startling discoveries about the impact of black market fisheries, the recreational fishing industry and more. And with 3 billion people around the world dependent on fish for protein it’s one of the most important stories of our time. As government and industry regulators track the quantity of fish we catch, and claim the oceans can handle the huge catches, fish numbers keep dropping. Dr. Pauly’s research shows that we have drastically underestimated the amount fish we catch globally and that we are running out of fish much faster than we thought. This film is a call to arms for governments around the world to take a better accounting of their fish stocks before we face a global food catastrophe.
This film is a co-production with The Smithsonian Channel and will broadcast in 2017.