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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

African Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various African countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Series: 15 programs (15 to 60 minutes). Click for more

South Africa: Draining the Seas

South Africa: Draining the Seas

"Recommended. A very good study about the pirate fishing of toothfish and its impact on the fishing industry and the environment; it provides a very broad picture of the industry and related environmental issues by combining interviews with world experts on the fish, South African observers, a Greenpeace team, conservation experts and Maritime legal experts." -EMRO Review
This eye-opening documentary illustrates the difficulties in controlling international fishing, as world fish stocks show signs of depletion. The Patagonia toothfish is becoming so valuable it is known as "White Gold" and has caused an explosion in fishing. The value of this oily, white fish lies in its desirability as a delicacy in restaurants throughout the East and the United States; it is four times the price of regular white fish. This explains why people take the risk of fishing for it illegally. South Africa is one of the countries trying to end unlawful fishing in their waters, but it is "like looking for a needle in a haystack." Environmental groups are concerned that over-fishing will place the toothfish at risk of extinction. Produced by Journeyman Pictures. 04/08DE JSCA 30 min.
Also See: South Africa: Farmer Wars; South Africa 1 - 6; South Africa 1 & 2; Adventure 1: South Africa; South Africa: Archbishop Tutu Addresses Apartheid





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