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Empty Oceans 11/09/10

Don't miss the once-off screening of Empty Oceans, Empty Nets this evening in Cape Town.


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Empty Oceans, Empty Nets

When it comes to documentaries which are concerned with environmental issues, a new trend seems to be forming. The trend is centred on the debate concerning our fisheries and whether we are inadvertently contributing to an ecological disaster. Disney’s documentary movie Oceans followed the more serious The End of the Line and this Tuesday the Marine Stewardship Council will be hosting a screening and discussion of the documentary Empty Oceans, Empty Nets.

Empty Oceans, Empty Nets explores the marine fisheries crisis and the pioneering efforts of fishermen, scientists and communities to sustain and restore these fisheries and our oceans. The film begins with a sequence of stunning images that reveal the immense volume and diversity of fish caught in a seemingly limitless ocean. From Indonesia to Japan to the Bering Sea, the cameras document an ever-growing, high-tech fishing effort that yields over a hundred million metric tons of seafood each year. These marine fisheries provide food, income and employment for 200 million people worldwide, but how long can it be sustained?

The screening will take place at the Labia on Orange cinema in Cape Town on Tuesday 9 November, at 6:15pm.

Entry is R20 and includes wine and snacks. This is a once-off screening and we strongly recommend that you book to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be reserved by calling The Labia at 021 424 5927.

The screening will be followed by an introduction to the Marine Stewardship Council eco-labelling programme and a facilitated audience discussion.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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