"Bluefin" is a tale of epic stakes set in “the tuna capital of the world,” North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Local fishermen swear tuna are so starving and abundant now that they will literally eat out of people’s hands like pets. But something is not right. One thing is certain: this sudden and incredible abundance of tuna off their shores flies in the face of scientific assessments claiming endangered stocks are down by 90 percent.

With stunning cinematography, director John Hopkins documents this mystery and brings the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of this documentary lies a passionate concern by all about the fate of the giant bluefin tuna.

Director(s): John Hopkins
Script: John Hopkins
Production: National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Paul McNeill, Annette Clarke, Ravida Din
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
Actors: Boris Worm, Ken Fraser, Brian Skerry, Garth Jenkins, Akira Okazaki, Wayne MacAlpine, Jeff MacNeill, Ross Keus, Carl Safina, Jamie Bruce, Tim Simpson, Troy Bruce, Arnold Bailey, Walter Bruce, Brodie Creed
Year: 2016
Duration: 53 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Canada
Shooting Locations: Canada
Screening rights: Gravitas Film Ventures ()
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Main topic(s): Oceans Global Food
Secondary topics: overfishing wildlife
Mentions: tuna sport fishing overfishing sushi tourism North Lake
Topic Page(s): Oceans

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