ISS attended this wonderful, robust and “to-be-argued” production , with Helen Ryan of Dublin City F.M. and recommends it highly.
Historically comprehensive, it compares and contrasts 3 different models of fisheries/oil and resource management, across the N.Atlantic from Norway to Newfoundland to Ireland..
To end the plunder of Irish and EU Waters and resources, the ISS continues to contend , nothing less than FDFs ( Fully Documented Fisheries) will satisfy.
The film confuses and generalises slightly in equating the inshore and internal battle and plunder of salmon with the offshore plunder by industrial fishers and corporations using Irish ports without challenge or inspection. It is interesting to note apart from a few fishermen, Irish comment was generic and lacked metrics and specifics, merely bemoaning loss of resource and only whistle-blower of significance was an atypical crewman. This is a wonderful narrative poised to shatter the glass walls about Irish and EU fisheries and deserves to run and run and springboard sustainable fisheries and jobs.
Brendan Price of ISS meets Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland on the way and they exchange some warm words.
Congratulations to Richie O’Donnell and all at Inver Films for winning the ‘Best Irish Documentary’ Award for ‘ATLANTIC’ at the Dublin Film Critics Circle awards ceremony at the close of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
“ATLANTIC aims to give voice to the communities most impacted by oil development and strained fishing resources in these Atlantic provinces. As the global giants push the boundaries of risk and technology to access oil in increasingly difficult places, and international super-trawlers suck unprecedented amounts of fish from the ocean, we look at the impact of these ventures on people and the environment. Using interviews with industry experts, scientists, oil employees, fishermen, politicians and ordinary people, ‘Atlantic’ examines both the cost and the benefit of opening up the Atlantic frontiers.”