Trawling for the truth

Produced by Better Ancestors

The ocean is under immense pressure from human activity, but, as Siana Fitzjohn says, because we don’t live in the ocean, we need to be shown how bad the situation is if we hope to connect with the issues and do something to address them.

‘Film the Trawlers’ is a project aimed at showing the activities of New Zealand’s industrial fishing fleet. Top of the list is bottom trawling, the destructive fishing practice where weighted nets are dragged along the seafloor, destroying entire ecosystems, to catch our most popular eating fish like orange roughy, hōki and oreo. If people understand the link between fish in the supermarket and the horror of industrial-scale destruction, then behaviour will start to change.

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Episodes From This Series

Trawling for the truth

7 mins / 2021

Blowing minds to save our oceans

5 mins / 2021

Bringing regeneration home

6 mins / 2021

Counting carbon

7 mins / 2021

How to restore a wetland

3 mins / 2020

The avian election

5 mins / 2021

Greening the concrete jungle

5 mins / 2021

Tears of the albatross

5 mins / 2021

Candid camera

5 mins / 2021

Understanding Antarctica

7 mins / 2021

Aotearoa Water Action’s fight for water security

6 mins / 2021

A better way to build

5 mins / 2021

Ancient knowledge, modern medicines

5 mins / 2021

From waste to wonder

5 mins / 2021

The cloth works

6 min / 2021

Better beauty

5 mins / 2021

Guardians of the ocean

5 mins / 2021

The wisdom of fungi

5 mins / 2021

The call of the kōkako

6 minutes / 2021

Teaching green

6 minutes / 2021

The community saying no to waste

6 minutes / 2021

Wildlife.ai’s mix of ecology and technology

6 minutes / 2021

Tama Blackburn, Waitara Taiao

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.1

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.2

6 minutes / 2021

Tiny homes

6 minutes / 2021

The Native Forest Restoration Trust

6 minutes / 2021

Bay Bush Action

6 minutes / 2021

Refill Nation

4 minutes / 2021

Backyard paradise

6 minutes / 2021

From farmland to forest

10 minutes / 2021