World film news from June 2009

Below is a pick of the global coverage from the month the film was launched in the UK.

You can also see our 'What the media are saying' section for the latest new on The End of the Line.

Fishing around: 'End of Line' a cautionary tale

Wandering through the narrow streets at the Provincetown International Film Festival I came across a sobering vision – a new documentary called “End of the Line.” Rob Conery, Cape Cod Times, 25 June 2009.

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"The End of the Line" is an apocalyptic documentary that is as beautiful as it is damning. Kenneth Duran, LA Times, 19 June 2009.

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The film is impressive in scope, gathering material from Alaska to Senegal, Malta to Tokyo, and righteous in its condemnation of industry, government and consumer alike. Nathan Lee, New York Times, 19 June 2009.

'The End of the Line' examines the perils of overfishing

The disturbing new documentary plays to a celeb-filled audience. Tina Daunt, LA Times, 12 June 2009.

Store takes action to save the tuna

One of Europe’s biggest retail groups is switching its policy on tuna amid growing concerns worldwide over the future of the fish. Vesela Todorov, The National (United Arab Emirates), 12 June 2009.

The End of the Line: a must see

New environmental movie The End of the Line, directed by Rupert Murray, shows how our rampant and poorly controlled (or uncontrolled) exploitation of the global oceans is depleting (or has depleted) fish stocks to unsustainable levels. Darren Naish, Science Blogs, 12 June 2009.

The struggle over fish

There is much noise these days about seafood, in part thanks to the UK release of the film, "End of the Line," about just how seriously threatened sea creatures are. Mark Bittman, New York Times, 9 June 2009.

Save the bluefin tuna

Anyone who has listened to the radio, watched television, read a newspaper, surfed the internet, or chased after celebrity gossip in the past couple of weeks has likely heard about something about a particular sushi chain getting called out for a history of nefarious behavior. Daniel Kessler, Huffington Post, 9 June 2009.

World Oceans Day

A series of articles on the state of the worlds oceans, including excerpts from Prof Jeff Hutchings' opening remarks to the Canadian Senate’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. The Hill Times, 8 June 2009.

It's the end of the line for our fishing industry, warns film

World Ocean Day sees the release of a documentary on the devastating effects of overfishing. Roisin Burke, Irish Independent, 7 June 2009.

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Ted Danson commentary: World's biggest fish are dying

World's fish will die out in 50 years, new film asserts

Dubbed “An Inconvenient Truth for fish”, the two-year global documentary, The End Of The Line, highlights the fact around 75% of the world’s fish stocks are severely depleted. Catherine Jacob, San Francisco Sentinel, 6 June 2009.

What should Nobu do on bluefin tuna? A few offer advice

Given the potential damage to the chef and his restaurant's reputation, I posed the following question to a number of people, including New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, ocean conservationist and writer Carl Safina, and several others, many of whom work on sustainable seafood issues. Samuel Fromartz, Chews Wise, 6 June 2009.

It's not too late to save the tuna

June 8 marks the first United Nations-recognised World Oceans Day. Yet even as our appreciation of the world's oceans grows, we find the seas around us in crisis. Albert Grimaldi and Charles Clover, The Wall Street Journal, 5 June 2009.

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