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2019 | USA | NR | 75 min.

Showings

Bijou by the Bay Sun, Aug 4 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Runtime:75 min.
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Josh "Bones" Murphy
Produced by:Laura Wagner
Josh "Bones" Murphy
Dylan Tomine
Sarah Makarwicz
Screenwriter:Collin Kriner
Josh "Bones" Murphy
Cinematography:August Thurmer
Devin Whetstone
Editing By:Collin Kriner

Description

Wild salmon are on the verge of extinction despite a herculean effort by government agencies, big business, and tax payer-funded schemes. While it was originally thought that farm-raised salmon were the cure, it turns out that a myriad of issues (including weakened genetic makeup and aggressive farm-raised fish who battle and overtake their naturally-raised brethren for territory) have been a bigger disruption to the ecosystem than ever imagined. Now the alarm is being raised by environmentalists, tribal elders, and fishermen: the issues and frustrations facing fishing communities worldwide can no longer be ignored, and action must be taken before it's too late. As a town that is also confronting issues of watershed restoration, the topics tackled here are alarmingly relevant to Traverse City's own waterways.

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