The End of the Line reveals the devastating effect that global over-fishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. It takes courage to present a film about the true state of the world. When there are so many interests invested in hiding the truth, this movie should be praised for shining a light on the industry, consumption, and anthropocentric behavior.
Narrated by Ted Danson and based on the book by Charles Clover, the movie explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the planet will completely run out of fish by 2048. Periodically, the international community attempts to put rules into play, but these are lax to begin with and not stringently enforced. “They’re trying to negotiate with biology,” is how Clover puts it. “You can’t do that.”