Of The Sea

Fishermen are the stewards of some of the last wild food on our planet: fish.

Directors

Mischa Hedges

Country

USA

Year

2015

Running Time

85 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Green Film Fest Screening - April 17, 2016

Fishermen are the stewards of some of the last wild food on our planet: fish. But few California fishing families remain, due to complex regulations, high cost, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood. Today, fishing is a rare and challenging way of life - the number of fishing vessels in California has declined from over 6,900 in 1981 to just 1,800 vessels today. Of the Sea brings fishermen in front of the camera - where they share their perspectives with the community and the world. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of the Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of local, sustainable seafood. What can we learn from fishermen about the ocean and our relationship to it?

DISCUSSION WITH: Mischa Hedges, director, Of the Sea; local San Francisco fishermen; and representatives from Real Good Fish and Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.