Controversial documentary The End of the Line will screen on the Coffs Coast this week.
Controversial documentary The End of the Line will screen on the Coffs Coast this week.

Grim tidings for seafood future

A CONTROVERSIAL documentary about the state of our oceans is set to launch this week as part of the Coffs Coast Local Food Film Festival.

The End of the Line, the world’s first major documentary about the devastating affects of overfishing, follows investigative reporter Charles Clover as he confronts the politicians and celebrity restaurateurs whose policies and menus are destroying the oceans.

Taking us from the cod-depleted shores of the Atlantic to the Straits of Gibraltar and the coasts of Senegal and on to the Tokyo fish market, The End of the Line sounds a powerful wake-up call to the world.

“The science is clear, we will have no fish by 2050 unless we end overfishing and the use of destructive fishing methods,” oceans campaigner for Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Genevieve Quirk, said. “Marine reserves are desperately needed in 40 per cent of our oceans to protect biodiversity and restore fish stocks.

“Consumers that care for our oceans must demand sale of sustainable seafood at their supermarkets.”

The End of the Line will screen at Sawtell First Avenue Cinema tonight at 7pm and at Bowraville Theatre on Saturday from 2pm.

Following tonight’s screening, an invited guest speaker will discuss management and consumer issues facing local fisheries authorities and industry in NSW.

For full details of the festival visit www.coffscoastlocalfoodfilmfestival.org.au.



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