Sushi: The Global Catch
The documentary presented the dilemma caused by increasing popularity of sushi around the world.
The first third to half of the movie was a little unfocused: started with interviews with famous sushi chefs in Japan and sushi chef apprenticeship; Tsukiji fish market auction and interviews with the auctioneers; how the fish wholesaler picked fish, their skills and knowledge.
There was a part about traditional knife making; and a part on the history of Japanese Airlines when they used to import fish to Japan for sushi because they were carrying empty cargo back to Japan from foreign destinations.
The movie also followed fishermen, showcasing the different fishing method: line versus net.
From there on, the movie finally landed in the discussion of overfishing blue fin tuna, and its effect on the ecosystem.
There was the attempt internationally to limit tuna fishing but unfortunately seemed like the policing ability was low so illegal fishing were still prevalent.
There were interviews with entrepreneur farming blue fin tuna in the ocean using baby blue fin tuna, making the argument that it was more sustainable than current fishing practice.
However, this method did not address the fact that baby fish were still required and the fish were not living in their natural state and environment as they were netted or caged in.
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