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Seaspiracy – Netflix Documentary Review

Director: Ali Tabrizi

Producer:  Kip Anderson



Seaspiracy explores the human impacts on marine life such as plastic marine debris, ghost nets, and overfishing around the world. It argues that commercial fisheries are the main driver of marine ecosystem destruction. Seaspiracy rejects the concept of sustainable fishing and criticizes several marine conservation organizations, including the Earth Island Institute and its dolphin safe label and the sustainable seafood certifications of the Marine Stewardship Council. It also criticises efforts by organisations to reduce household plastic, given the impact of ghost nets.

My Opinion –

Flip… This documentary honestly brought on some heavy emotions and forced me to ask some incredibly difficult questions. I do not remember the last time I saw a documentary have such a large impact on not just myself and my social circles, but also large parts of the world.

The core of the documentary is ultimately bringing as light to the human atrocities that have impacted the earth’s oceans. I got genuinely upset and moved throughout Seaspiracy, and I know many who have forever changed their worldview because of the difficult subject matter tackled in this film.

If you are a conservationist, lover of nature and wildlife, or just someone who enjoys the beauty of the ocean I would highly recommend watching this documentary in its entirety. The subject matter may be difficult to consume, but the messaging is powerful and deserves to be admired.