Commercial Fishing Video Of The Day | The Last Ocean

New Zealand, Feature Documentary, 2012

Directed by Peter Young

Reporter: Tami Micole

Videographer: Anthony Lopez

Video editor: Egija Hartmane-Salem

“There is one last, absolutely wild, wonder of the world, The Ross Sea, Antarctica. This vast, frozen landscape is filled with life — whales, seals and penguins craving out a place on the very edge of existence. It is one of the last places on earth where the delicate balance of nature still prevails untouched by humans. But an international fishing fleet has recently found its way to the Ross Sea and is targeting Antarctic toothfish, sold as Chilean Seabass in up-market restaurants around the world. The catch is so lucrative it is known as white gold. Ecologist David Ainley knows that unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever. He rallies his fellow scientists, and begins a campaign taking on commercial fishermen and governments in a race to protect Earth’s last untouched ocean from our civilization’s insatiable appetite for irreplaceable creatures of the sea. Boulder-based photographer John B. Weller is interviewed in this film.”

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