The Pristine Coast [52min version]

The Pristine Coast [52min version]

Release date:

2014

Running time:

52:00

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Also available in feature length version, Pristine Coast [110 min version]

Open-pen net fish farms provide ideal conditions for the ampllification of parasites and diseases. This has led to widespread crashes in wild fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans. These large-scale drops in wild fish populations have, in turn, impaired the food chain from fixing carbon in the oceans. This makes open-pen net fish farming a critical factor in ocean acidificaiton and the climate change crisis.

The Pristine Coast explores the public policy decisions taken and not taken that have given rise to this dilemma, amid a rising tide of concern among many who believe that sustainability and stewardship in the oceans are just as important as on land.

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