Thurs, 4/13: Sacred Cod (Discovery)
This timely documentary chronicles the collapse of this historic cod fishery in the once fertile waters off of the New England shore. Fishermen find themselves losing their livelihoods right before their eyes, perhaps for good. From the perspective of scientists and environmental advocates, the collapse has been attributed to climate change, overfishing, and government mismanagement. But not everyone in the fishing community agrees with those ideas, making for a heated and contentious debate. The program features interviews from both sides, while paying attention to the alarming fact that one of the planet’s greatest fisheries has been driven to near extinction, and presents ways for consumers to support sustainable fisheries.