A controversial Netflix documentary has been slammed for its “dim” view around saving the world’s oceans.
The popular Seaspiracy doco has made waves because of its call to action, which is for people to stop eating fish.
While the film has become one of the 10 most watched Netflix programs and been praised by celebrities including Bryan Adams, experts say its take on fishing being unsustainable is overly simplistic and ignores the good practices in the marine industry.
In the trailer for the doco, the fishing industry is compared to the blood diamond issue, labelled “blood shrimp”.
The description for the film says the British filmmaker, staunch vegan Ali Tabrizi, “sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species – and uncovers alarming global corruption”.