|A Fish-less Ocean – We cannot allow that to happen!
On June 19 @ 7:30 PM @ Cases By the Sea in Coral Bay
, St John Film Society (SJFS)
brings to St John the world’s first major documentary about the effects commercial overfishing has had on the world’s fish populations! Michelle Ward reports that: along the lines of An Inconvenient Truth
, this film is important – especially here in the Caribbean where fishing is a way of life for so many.
Filmed at global locations from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market, and featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen, and fisheries’ enforcement officials, The End of the Line premiered, and competed for best World Cinema Documentary, at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
The End of the Line
will be the last film presented by SJFS until November as SJFS takes a seasonal hiatus. If you’ve been meaning to come out this season and haven’t yet made it, this is a great film to make an effort to see. For more info on the film you might read the recent St John Source
article or look at the film’s website
(which includes lots of great info on fishing and what fish are still OK to buy
). Enjoy the film under the stars at Cases of the Sea in Coral Bay. What better way to spend an evening on St John!?
Interested in the local angle of this story? Check out the St John Source story on ‘Changes Afoot in Fisheries Management‘ that was posted this past week. If you are going to be in the Virgin Islands and want to go fishing check out these options for St John fishing charters.