This page is an overview of some of the best documentaries, movies and video shorts on overfishing and other harmful (for the fish, other wildlife, habitat and greater environment) fishing practices. Links go to the official website whenever one is available. Often these websites have trailers or even (especially the case with the short documentaries) the full documentary in streaming online video (follow the links labelled with "stream").
Feedback (and especially new additions) is always much appreciated!
Sandgrains is an upcoming (crowdfunded) movie about the social and environmental effects of overfishing in Cape Verdi. The makers ask for donations from the public to make the movie a reality. Help them out by spreading the word or by donating if you plan to watch this when it's done!
Runtime: ? minutes - 2013 - (website)
Al Jazeera's People & Power takes to the seas off Sierra Leone to investigate the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade - tracking down those involved and confronting them with evidence of their crimes. Professionally done investigative documentary.
Runtime: 60 minutes - 2013 - (streaming: 1 / 2)
As a sequel to Empty Oceans Empty Nets the PBS documentary Farming The Seas explores the problems and potentials of marine aquaculture, a fast-growing but controversial industry that contributes a growing share of the world's seafood.
Runtime: 60 minutes - 2004 - (website)
This short animated film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change!
Runtime: 5 minutes - 2012 - (streaming)
With global fish stocks on the verge of collapse, corporations are turning to the Pacific to catch the last abundant fish. But it's a trend destroying the livelihood of locals.
Runtime: 25 minutes - 2005 - (streaming)
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