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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Guardians of the Aegean: A Film on Overfishing and the Need for a Marine Protected Area

Guardians of the Aegean, a film

"The five-year odyssey of filmmaker Omiros Evangelinos while sailing on board a former fishing caique, through the islands of the Cyclades, investigates the matter of overfishing and the struggle of artisan fishermen throughout the Aegean Sea. In his voyage he documents a chaotic state of anarchy, where pirate fishing methods, like the use of dynamite and intense industrial fishing, have depleted this once rich sea. Along the way, the news of a conservation project initiated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau brings Omiros and his crew to Santorini island. There they witness Pierre’s efforts in uniting the local fishermen together with scientists and local politicians for the making of a Marine Protected Area, one of the few bottom up conservation initiatives in the world…"

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