Documentary | 2010 | BBC [uk]

Project data

Length of movie26'

    Brief synopsis

    Looting the Seas is a two-year project by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists looking at the forces that are rapidly depleting the oceans of fish. ICIJ’s initial investigation focuses on the prized Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a sushi delicacy served in restaurants worldwide. For seven months, ICIJ deployed a team of 12 journalists to investigate the bluefin trade. The project found that the demise of the bluefin was directly linked to years of widespread fraud, negligence, and lack of oversight that spanned the entire bluefin supply chain — from fishing fleets and tuna ranches to distributors.


    Director's DepartmentdirectorDavid E. Kaplan
    Director's DepartmentdirectorBruno Sorrentino
    EditingeditorBarbara Zosel

    Production companies

    TVE Productions [uk]