Seaspiracy’s ‘Explosive’ Campaign To Limit Industrial Fishing Featured On BBC - Plant Based News
Seaspiracy’s ‘Explosive’ Campaign To Limit Industrial Fishing Featured On BBC A new campaign featured on BBC urges for more marine protected areas - Media Credit: Jakob Owens

Seaspiracy’s ‘Explosive’ Campaign To Limit Industrial Fishing Featured On BBC

The BBC spoke to 'Seaspiracy' filmmakers about their campaign against industrial fishing


2 Minutes Read

The UK’s national broadcaster, the BBC, interviewed the filmmakers of Seaspiracy about their ‘explosive’ campaign to help protect the oceans.

The crowdfunding campaign urges world leaders to establish and enforce ‘no-take’ marine protected areas (MPAs) in at least 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030. Currently, 97 percent of MPAs in the UK permit destructive fishing practices, like bottom trawling.

Bottom trawling involves dragging weighted fishing nets along the sea floor. The practice results in a large amount of by-catch, whereby non-target species are accidentally caught and killed.


The campaign builds upon the message of Seaspiracy. The documentary aims to bring awareness to the fishing industries’ impact on our oceans and marine life.

The film covers issues such as shark finning, whale hunting, coral reef degradation and plastic pollution – all of which are worsened by industrial fishing. It quickly became one of Netflix’s most-watched films globally.

Moreover, Lucy Tabrizi, who created the film with her partner Ali, said to the BBC: “Whoever you are out there. Everyone. The ocean matters to you.”

“It’s connected to more than we can imagine,” she said. The ocean regulates the climate and provides us with half of the oxygen we breathe, for instance. “So that’s every second breath. It’s just our life support system.”

Tabrizi then added: “If the oceans die we die, that’s not just a tagline, that’s the truth.”

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.


The Author

Jemima Webber

Jemima is the Head of Editorial of Plant Based News. Aside from writing about climate and animal rights issues, she studies psychology in Newcastle, Australia (where she was born).

More by Jemima Webber iconography/arrow-right


Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments [1]  
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x