Looking for something to do before Valentine's Day?
Come on out to our free screening of BLUE FIN at the Maritime Museum!
Endangered giant bluefin tuna have returned to Prince Edward Island, Canada in surprising abundance after a complete disappearance from overfishing. But something strange is going on - the normally wary tuna no longer fear humans. There are so many of them, and they are so hungry, that they literally eat out of people’s hands like pets.
And at the same time, many scientists contend that the species is on the brink of collapse, their numbers down as much as 90 percent. The commercial tuna industry has succeeded in conditioning us to see these fish as "food" rather than wildlife in need of protection - after all, who hasn't eaten canned tuna, or tried nobly presented sushi? We have no idea what exactly we are eating. With a passionate concern for the fate of these mercilessly hunted and valuable fish, director John Hopkins brings these issues into sharp focus.