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Will the ocean ever run out of fish? - Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet

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When most people think of fishing, we imagine relaxing in a boat and patiently reeling in the day’s catch. But modern industrial fishing -- the kind that stocks our grocery shelves -- looks more like warfare. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jennifer Jacquet explain overfishing and its effects on ecosystems, food security, jobs, economies, and coastal cultures.

By what percent has the amount of tuna decreased globally since 1950?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jennifer Jacquet, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
  • Director Anton Bogaty
  • Animator Anton Bogaty
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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