The Seaspiracy controversy: should we stop eating fish? – podcast | News

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The Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, made by the team behind the award-winning 2014 film Cowspiracy, critiques the idea of ​​sustainable fishing and accuses the industry of using slave labor and other human rights abuses.

The 90-minute film is one of the 10 most watched Netflix programs and has been praised by celebrities including Bryan Adams. The Guardian’s George Monbiot is among those interviewed in the film, and he tells Anushka Asthana that it shines a light on some of the murkiest aspects of the fishing industry that have been under-reported in the media.

The documentary, however, has also been heavily criticized for its approach, style and factual errors. The marine ecologist Bryce stewart Anushka tells that fishing can be done sustainably, and that Seaspiracy’s take on the issue is overly simplistic.

Clips from Seaspiracy / Netflix

Seaspiracy

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