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Netflix documentary 'Seaspiracy' makes waves around fishing industry corruption

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Netflix documentary 'Seaspiracy' makes waves around fishing industry corruption by Tree Elven on 07/04/2021
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What's the best way to protect our oceans? "Leave them alone," is the short answer offered in this trailer for a documentary called 'Seaspiracy' which started making waves even before it was launched in March 2021 by streaming service Netflix. The ad-free subscription service says: "'Seaspiracy' examines the global fishing industry, challenging notions of sustainable fishing and showing how human actions cause widespread environmental destruction." British writer George Monbiot, known for his political and environmental activism, is one of those behind the documentary. "The media keeps us in a state of almost total ignorance about the impacts of our consumption," says Monbiot in this critique of the documentary: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/07/seaspiracy-earth-oceans-destruction-industrial-fishing Does the trailer inspire you to look more closely? The documentary title is constructed to suggest conspiracy, and the trailer supports the sinister current below the compelling intrigue of the explainer: "Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers alarming global corruption." Responses to the trailer range from depression to indignation to calls for the documentary itself to be made free-to-view if it is a serious effort to educate everyone so as to bring about positive change. Your thoughts?

Keywords: Netflix Seaspiracy, saving the oceans, environmental documentaries, fishing industry, over-fishing, corruption in fishing industry, farmed fish, over-consumption,George Monbiot

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