Seaspiracy petition secures over 500,000 signatures in just two weeks Securing 500,000 signatures is just the start of a 'global shift', says Director Ali Tabrizi - Media Credit: Adobe. Do not use without permission

500,000 Sign Seaspiracy Petition In Weeks: ‘Start Of Global Shift’


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petition created by Seaspiracy filmmakers has garnered over 500,000 signatures within two weeks – marking the start of a ‘global shift’ towards better protecting the world’s oceans.

Ali and Lucy Tabrizi directed the hit Netflix documentary that charters their journey across the world to uncover the ‘horrors’ of industrial fishing.

Now, they’re calling on world leaders to stop the ‘death of the oceans’.

Seaspiracy petition

Since its launch two weeks ago, the petition climbed to 100,000 signatures within just three days. At the time of writing, it’s hiked to over 510,000.

It’s hoped government bodies in the UK, US, Canada, and Germany will set up ‘no-catch zones’ in at least 30 percent of surrounding waters.

This will help protect wildlife and their habitats, which have been harmed by intensive fishing methods.

Seaspiracy directors Ali and Lucy are ‘blown away’ by the support.

Moreover, they’re hopeful it can encourage more petitions like it to be created in other countries across the world.

Protecting oceans

Ali told PBN: “We are so excited that our petition to world leaders to protect 30 percent of our ocean from industrial fishing by 2030 has reached 500,000 signatures in two weeks! 

“This is just the start of a global shift. And, we need everyone during this historic moment to save marine life and our seas.”

Ali Tabrizi, Seaspiracy Director
Ali and Lucy Tabrizi are the filmmakers behind the hit documentary

‘Incredibly inspiring’

Seaspiracy Petition Campaign Manager and PBN Co-founder Robbie Lockie welcomed the success.

They added: “Knowing Ali and Lucy personally and seeing their journey over the last several years has been incredibly inspiring. 

“I’ve always loved using the power of digital technology to mass-mobilize people and create meaningful change on important issues, such as protecting our oceans.

“Helping to support getting this vital message out to more people has been a true pleasure.”

The National Fisheries Institute

Despite its far-reaching impact and celebrity endorsement, the film received kickback from the fishing industry – before it was even released.

Leaked documents obtained by PBN revealed The National Fisheries Institute’s plan to combat potential detriment to the fishing industry as a result of the film.

Moreover, the leading US fishing body told PBN: “We consider the film vegan propaganda and we’d like Netflix to start a whole new tab for just this type of content.”

You can sign the Seaspiracy Petition here

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1 year ago

Anybody who knows just a bit about this farce from its inception, also knew that the content was void of any substance. Madison Ave meets lefty Netflix (ask the Obamas) meet corporate NGOs, decieve, lie, exaggerate, get comment from eco terrorist outlaws fringe pirates and forget about facts.

What they did not know is that they shot themselves in the foot. It is working against them. Even extremists walked away.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Cdmazal

Please elaborate? Are you saying that the film is not based on science, fact and evidence?

Rowland Ross
Rowland Ross
1 year ago

The film is based on the vegan interpretation of science, fact and evidence. They are hardly likely to support sustainable seafoods,

1 year ago
Reply to  Rowland Ross

It’s not about any vegan anything: it’s actually about bad fishing practices such as overexploitation, destruction of habitat, species extermination, mass depletion, massive pollution and polluting practices that endanger all marine life, wanton disregard for any restraint or rule or law or caring behavior if any of it isn’t immediately profitable. I know, I’ve seen it. And it’s not limited just to fishing. It’s prevalent in all activities that qualify as industries. You can regulate some industries but not fishing. So perhaps the best way to affect the bad practices is to stop eating fish. Did I put it clearly enough for you?

1 year ago
Reply to  Rowland Ross

So the killing of sharks or whales do not affect the eco system? Dolphins, sharks and turtles ending up in these horrendous fishing nets is sustainable? Throwing the dead body of the poor sea animals back into the water and pretending they were never caught in their nets in the first place is ‘dolphin safe’? Please tell me what sustainable means to a corpse eater, I have had the meat addiction, I understand it’s hard to give up a satisfying taste in your mouth for a few minutes even if it’s means saving lives. Took me a while to connect my heart and my head too but got here finally.

Joel C
Joel C
1 year ago
Reply to  Rowland Ross

It didn’t come across that way to me. While it does obviously suggest not eating so much fish and maybe the bit about fish being more toxic than healthy is BS, that’s a small bit of the doc and the rest is not focused on preaching veganism, I don’t think the creator mentioned vegan once.

Joel C
Joel C
1 year ago

This filmed seemed to cut through more BS and propaganda than any activist doc I’ve seen, not dwelling on puny efforts to remove straws and plastic from ocean while many worse things happen and actually having the balls to say we need to cut back on fish, not stop it all together. Everything else doesn’t begin to touch the real issues of over consumption. I voted for Trump and don’t fall for leftist typical virtue bait opposition to everything, but I know when a system is wildly going unregulated and trying to trust these fake organizations to police the oceans while they rake in profits. This didn’t come off as fake at all to me.

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Joel C

Overfishing and fishing in general is a very real threat to our oceans and marine life, and human life for that matter. Glad you thought it was a powerful documentary also!

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