An organic grocery store in Hong Kong announced it would stop selling fish as a result of watching Seaspiracy.
The store, Slowood, said it will ‘take a step forward’ and stop fish sales. It announced the news in a statement on social media.
Fish sales stopped
‘New documentary Seaspiracy has opened our eyes to the overwhelming and damaging effects the fishing industry has on our whole ecosystem. I bet you will stop eating fish after watching this movie’, the company stated.
Additionally, Slowood said it would donate sales the last of its stock to Sea Shepherd, a marine wildlife conservation organization that features in the film.
The store added: “We believe every tiny step counts and hope to join our community to make the world a better place.
“Stop crying over the planet, let’s take this step forward to ocean conservation together!”
The documentary, produced by Cowspiracy‘s Kip Andersen, aims to uncover the ‘war’ waged on our oceans. It has already attracted global media attention since its debut on March 24.
As a result, a slew of celebrities urged their followers to stop eating meat. They include Bryan Adams, Ruby Rose, and Kourtney Kardashian.
In just 48 hours, Seaspiracy had clambered to Netflix‘s top ten in over 30 countries.
Directors Ali and Lucy Tabrizi were pleased with the reaction. They said: “It’s given us a lot of hope and faith to see people are ready for the truth about what it takes to save our oceans.”
Fishing industry kickback
Despite the wealth of positive reviews, a key fishing industry body tried to curb Seaspiracy‘s impact – before it was even released.
Leaked documents sent to PBN revealed an attack plan, labeling it ‘vegan propaganda’. The National Fisheries Institute hadn’t even watched it yet.
In addition, the NFI called on Netflix to create a separate tab for ‘vegan activist’ films.
In a letter sent to the streaming service, the NFI said it expected the documentary to promote ‘propaganda over facts’.