It’s one of the most thought-provoking documentaries in years, and it’s now been revealed that half of the people who watch Seaspiracy consider giving up fish as a result.
The Netflix film takes a damning look at the impact fishing industries have had on the oceans, with viewers left shocked after it arrived earlier this month.
Seaspiracy critiques the damage commercial fishing has had on the environment, as well as man’s use of plastic, fish boat slavery allegations and impact of overfishing.
The documentary also lays bare the fact that tens of millions of sharks are killed each year as incidental catch – or ‘by-catch’. In other areas, they are thrown back into the sea after having their fins cut off as a delicacy.
The film has sparked a big reaction from viewers, and now a poll from LADbible shows that a whopping 42 percent of Seaspiracy viewers are considering giving up fire after watching the documentary
More than 9,000 people voted in the survey, and despite, the relatively small sample size, it shows the impact the film is having on viewers.
Ali Tabrizi co-directed the film and hopes to change assumptions (Picture: Lucy Tabrizi)
The film’s creators Ali and Lucy Tabrizi are hoping to influence people’s eating habits and make an impact at a higher level with the film.
They have called on the government to create ‘no-catch’ zones across 30 percent of UK waters as part of their filmmaking efforts, with more than 260,000 people having signed a petition at time of writing.
The petition reads: ‘Unless we act now we will live to see the death of the oceans, and our children will never know the wonder and beauty of our once thriving blue planet.
The film takes a look at the impact of overfishing (Picture: Sea Shepherd)
‘Seaspiracy has exposed the truth, but we can’t fix this on our own. Now we need action, and that’s where you come in. Together we can change this.’
The impact of the film is undoubtable, but the Netflix documentary has also since faced controversy, with the filmmakers even accused of ‘bullying’ contributors and ‘cherry-picking’ moments from interviews.
Seaspiracy is available to stream on Netflix.
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