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Scientists And Marine Organizations Criticise Netflix Documentary “Seaspiracy”

Scientists And Marine Organizations Criticise Netflix Documentary “Seaspiracy”

Documentary Seaspiracy is currently climbing the ladder of Netflix’s most-watched show, with people announcing on social media that they will never eat fish again. It is a sensitive feature-length documentary that explores the environmental impact of fishing – fish adventure and all – and the impact of humanity on the world’s oceans. Although many have praised the oceans for highlighting important environmental issues – overfishing, the destruction of marine ecosystems, and more – some scientists have questioned some of its claims, and others have criticized the film’s approach.

It has also received a fair amount of pushback from maritime agencies for being misleading, with some saying their interviews were taken out of context. The main mantra of the documentary is that sustainable fishing is impossible. For example, the only way to preserve the world’s marine ecosystem is to completely stop eating fish. However, many disagree with this explanation.

One logical point is the labels of Dolphin Safe and Marine Stewardship Council, the little badges you find in seafood packages that were caught in a sustainable way using a habit that wants to show off fish that reduce the extinction of other species like dolphins. The film argues that these labels are meaningless, as fishermen tend to lie or bribe officials about the method of catching them.

They further claim that the companies behind the labeling have ties to the fishing industry, which makes them ineffective in preventing a wide range of problems. The Earth Island Institute, which runs the Dolphin-Safe Label project, suggests it is intervening: “Recent film Seas has falsely claimed that the Dolphin-Safe Tuna program is a conspiracy to benefit the world’s fishing industry.”

“In fact, the dolphin-safe tuna program has benefited and continues to benefit the dolphin community around the world. Despite our efforts to document the filmmakers, they chose to distort and distort the program,” they added. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), a non-profit organization that certifies sustainable fishermen, denied similar allegations in the film, saying: “There is sustainable fishing and it helps protect our oceans.”

“One of the amazing things about our oceans is that fish stocks can recover and replenish if they are handled with care in the long run. After fishing by foreign fleets, or growing some of our larger tuna stocks worldwide.