After the fish are gone

In the August 2013 issue of Harper’s magazine, there’s a feature story on “the dismal future of the global fishery.” In conjunction with the piece, photographer Dominic Bracco II and writer Erik Vance produced a short documentary, “After the Fish Are Gone.”

The video leads with the harrowing statistic that 85 percent of the world’s fisheries have been fished to their limits or totally exploited. A Mexican fisherman, Piolin, describes the drastic changes in the sea he’s seen since he began fishing as a teenager. He paints a picture of his life in the town of Kino — filled with drug traffickers and poverty. It’s a bleak existence, but he finds solace in the sea.

In “After the Fish are Gone,” we meet Piolin, who stated fishing as a teenager in the small town of Kino. After a long day of work, he sits in his hammock near the shore and talks about what his life on the sea means to him.

After the Fish are Gone from Prime Collective on Vimeo.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/after-the-fish-are-gone_n_3647122.html?

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