Highlights

GRID-Arendal and Alf Ring Kleiven organizes public screening of “The End of the Line" - 17 Feb 2010

Overfishing may mean the end for many large fish originated in the ocean. This is a potential disaster that is closer than most realize. Many fish species are reduced by up to 80-90%. Not only will this make the dinner table more tiresome for us in the rich part of the world, but it can mean a food catastrophe for large groups of people in the world.

17 February 2010 at 6 pm at Kino 1. This is the first major documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans.

In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. The film lays the responsibility on consumers who innocently buy endangered fish, politicians who ignore the advice and pleas of scientists, fishermen who break quotas and fish illegally, and the global fishing industry that is slow to react to an impending disaster.

The End of the Line points to solutions that are simple and doable, but political will and willingness are crucial to solve this international problem.

More about the film and the trailer can be found at http://endoftheline.com  

After the film a short panel debate will take place where we discuss what we can do locally to take care of our coastal resources, such as lobster and cod.

Panellists are:

  • Thomas Langeland, Advisor, Directorate of Fisheries
  • Esben Moland Olsen, Researcher, Institute of Marine Research, Flødevigen
  • Atle Nilsen, commercial prawn fisher
  • Atle Svendsen, commercial coastal fisher
  • Jorunn Stålsett, leader of Friends of the Earth, Lillesand
Friday 12 Feb 2010