Seaspiracy: Corruption in the Fishing Industry
Few companies will understand how vital the fishing industry is as UNISHKA does. Because we are based in Southeast Alaska, fishing is part of our way of life: the schools our children attend revolve around fishing season; many families in our community rely on the industry to put food on the table; and it sustains our local economy. However, just as with any natural resource, we support the limits and regulations in place to ensure the sustainability of the industry.
While filming a documentary about the harms humans have caused to marine life, Ali Tabrizi (pictured above holding a shark fin) uncovered a global corruption scheme. The perpetrators of this scheme, depicted in the Netflix documentary, blatantly disregard sustainability regulations, prompting the director to question the feasibility of sustainable fishing today.
The Film addresses topics such as climate change, global crime rings involved in international human- and narco-trafficking, as well as the violent side of the commercial fishing industry.