/ / 2020, Feature Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing
2019 | USA | 85 min | Documentary
Directors: Darby Duffin, Adam Jones
Producers: Darby Duffin, Adam Jones, Heidi Zimmerman

Today, 91% of our fish is imported and the U.S. is flooded with six billion tons of imported seafood. Consumers across America eat blissfully unaware of where their seafood is from or the dire consequences that a demand for five species of fish sourced from distant oceans brings to our shores. FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish in the modern seafood economy and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how our choices as consumers drives the global seafood trade. But, a new movement is underway – an opportunity to return sustainability to both fish and fishermen. Thriving on local communities, pioneering fishermen and celebrated chefs are leading a revolutionary new model, a ‘Catch of the Day’ revival based on local, seasonal, sustainable fish – introducing consumers to discover new varieties of storied seafood and reconnect us with those who risk their lives to harvest the bounties of the sea.