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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: April 9
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: London, UK
Author(s): Madeleine Cuff
Could cell-cultured seafood solve the over-fishing crisis?
The future of our oceans is in the headlines once more following the release of the controversial Netflix documentary Seaspiracy.
Having soared to the top of Netflix’s UK Top 10 within days of its release, the film takes viewers on a whistle-stop tour of the fishing industry’s environmental and ethical challenges, from plastic waste to overfishing and human trafficking.
Fishing groups, scientists, and NGOs have accused the filmmakers of misrepresenting the science and unfairly representing their work. Nevertheless, the film’s final conclusion – that to eat sustainably viewers must quit eating fish altogether – has prompted some viewers to swear off seafood.
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