Documentary Merges Saltwater Fishing And Coral Conservation

By on December 11, 2015
saltwater fishing still from a new documentary

For those who love fishing and movies, a new documentary is looking to merge the worlds of saltwater fishing and coral reef conservation, according to a release from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The film was made by Fish Navy Films and is premiering soon at the New England Aquarium.

The 59-minute film follows four friends who discover a world of strange and wonderful creatures above and below the water as they learn about the ecology and health of coral reefs and other habitats. Throughout the film, the friends are guided by famous fishermen as they go bonefishing by pole boat and paddleboard, chase swordfish by powerboat and spearfish invasive lionfish.

The film’s title is “What We Fish For,” and its makers say that it provides a rare chance for viewers to see some of the fish they love living in their own habitats.

The filmmakers founded Fish Navy Films in 2010 to make movies that showcase themes like marine fish life and sustainable seafood.

Top image: A new documentary follows friends as they fish a variety of locations and learn about ecology. (Courtesy of Fish Navy Films)

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