Viewers are reacting passionately to Netflix’s new original documentary Seaspiracy, which tries to explore the damage done to marine life as varied as sharks, dolphins and whales by the global fishing industry.
The documentary has interviews from marine life conservation groups such as Sea Shepard and George Monbiot, a journalist, author and environmental campaigner.
Hosted by Ali Tabrizi, it shines a spotlight on the statistics that show the big impact the fishing industry has on ocean pollution, claiming that 46 per cent of plastic waste in the central North Pacific Ocean stems from used fishing nets.
Whales that have washed up on UK beaches over the past few years have had fishing debris and equipment in their digestive systems.
Released just last weekend, it is already is causing a storm of reaction with people finding the revelations enough to publicly vow to stop eating fish, while others say it pushes a “white saviour conspiracy”.
Here’s a round up of some of the best reactions.
— Suzy Murphy (@Suzy_MurphyPR) March 29, 2021
— Arron Barrett (@azzabarrett) March 28, 2021
Watch Seaspiracy. Please.
— ANNE-MARIE (@AnneMarie) March 28, 2021
If finding out that fishing vessels are dragging nets that could fit 13 jumbo jets inside along the sea floor doesn’t make you question what we are doing to this world nothing will! #Seaspiracy pic.twitter.com/o1QdCeBacI
— Tom Scott (@TomScotty) March 28, 2021
What I learnt watching Seaspiracy pic.twitter.com/6bUe31Xngh
— Reece (@ReeceLightnin_) March 30, 2021
@seaspiracy has brought home the most important message @AlexScott for humanity, we've stopped being humane & need to take a hard look at ourselves & make better choices to sustain the balance of the ecosystem, every single element is needed for us all to survive.
— Susan Albrighton (@SusanAlbrighton) March 30, 2021
Some were wholly convinced by the documentary.
Some commented that the name was all wrong, and had better suggestions
Some people have spoken out against the claims made in the documentary.
It’s certainly got people talking.