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Bluefin + Hand.Line.Cod.

This screening took place on
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Local fishermen swear tuna are so starving and abundant now that they will literally eat out of people’s hands like pets. But something is not right. One thing is certain: this sudden and incredible abundance of tuna off their shores flies in the face of scientific assessments claiming endangered stocks are down by 90 percent. With stunning cinematography, director John Hopkins documents this mystery and brings the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of this documentary lies a passionate concern by all about the fate of the giant bluefin tuna. Dir. John Hopkins, PEI, 53 minutes Screens with HAND.LINE.COD. On the rugged coast of Fogo Island, cod fishermen have returned to a catching method that dates back to the 1600s. Director Justin Simms shows us how traditional practices can be reinvented as forward-thinking, sustainable solutions. Dir. Justin Simms, 2016, Newfoundland+Labrador, 12 minutes
  • Directed by John Hopkins
  • 2016, Prince Edward Island
  • 65 minutes

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