Director: John Hopkins
Winner of the Wildlife Award at the 2017 International Ocean Film Festival and Best Atlantic Filmmaker at the 2016 Lunenburg Doc Fest
Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada, an area known as the “tuna capital of the world.” With breathtaking cinematography, the film explores the baffling mystery of what is happening to the plentiful Atlantic bluefin tuna found in nearby island waters.
On one hand, local fishermen swear that these fish no longer fear humans: there are so many of them, and they are so hungry, that they literally eat out of people’s hands like pets. And at the same time, many scientists contend that the species is on the brink of collapse, their numbers down as much as 90 percent.
With a passionate concern for the fate of these mercilessly hunted and valuable fish, Director John Hopkins brings these issues into sharp focus.
Released in 2016
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