What is Netflix’s Seaspiracy about?

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 28: In this photo illustration, the Netflix media service provider's logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a television screen on March 28, 2020 in Paris, France. Faced with the coronavirus crisis, Netflix will reduce visual quality for the next 30 days, in order to limit its use of bandwidth. (Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 28: In this photo illustration, the Netflix media service provider's logo is displayed on the screen of an iPhone in front of a television screen on March 28, 2020 in Paris, France. Faced with the coronavirus crisis, Netflix will reduce visual quality for the next 30 days, in order to limit its use of bandwidth. (Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images) /
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If you’re like me, you might have gotten the wrong impression about what Netflix‘s upcoming sea-based documentary, Seaspiracy, is about before watching the trailer. I read it as “Seas piracy,” which in hindsight makes little sense, but I anticipated modern pirates, not a sea-focused conspiracy.

Do you see the play on words? But I was correct about this Netflix documentary involving a type of crime, so if you’re a true crime enthusiast, let’s fall down this particular rabbit hole together.

Seaspiracy is a documentary by Ali Tabrizi in which he examines the global corruption in the fishing industry. Overfishing is a huge problem plaguing many ecosystems across the world, but I never imagined digging further on the subject could get people killed.

It’s serious enough for one of Ali’s interviewees to state: “We hear a lot about blood diamonds. This is blood shrimp.”

When is Seaspiracy coming to Netflix?

Sure, that sounds ridiculous at first blush, but how much does the average person know about the seafood on their plate? Where did it come from? How was it caught? Someone might say, “Oh, it was sustainable fishing. We’re not harming the environment.”

But how much do we actually know about sustainable fishing laws and how they’re enforced, if they’re enforced at all?

Seaspiracy seeks to answer some of these questions in its 90-minute run time as Ali risks his life to get to the bottom of what big environment groups won’t engage with about human impact on sea life.

One the interviewees says:

"“We are at war with the oceans and, if we win this war, we’re going to lose it all because mankind is not able to live on this planet with a dead sea.”"

That’s certainly one way to catch a prospect viewer’s attention. Seaspiracy will be available to stream Wednesday, March 24.

Watch the Seaspiracy trailer below:

Will you be watching Seaspiracy on Netflix?

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