Monday, March 23, 2009

Documentary: 'State of the Planets Oceans' explores ecosystems in dire straits

In a new Documentary:State of the Planets Oceans filmmakers Hal and Marilyn Weiner investigate of the health and sustainability of the worlds oceans and the issues affecting marine preserves, fisheries, and coastal ecosystems in the United States and worldwide.

The United States, Canada, and the members of the European Union have adopted tougher fishing controls and have started to shrink the size of their fishing fleets. In the 1980s and 1990s the Newfoundland government closed down the cod fishing grounds because of over fishing. Cod stocks off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland have still not recovered.


Wild Gypsy said...

There has been much more focus in the Pac NW on toxic levels of chemicals and heavy metals in waterways and it's impact on fish populations and the overall safety of fish consumption.

John Barry said...

Mercury levels in some fish give cause for concern.