Have you ever eaten sushi? If so, the phenomenal growth in demand for sushi has come at a cost: overfishing has led to depleting fish stocks, which in turn has threatened the balance of the ocean's ecosystems. Is the current sushi trade sustainable? What can be done to ensure that the prized Blue Fin Tuna exists for future generations to come? This timely documentary winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival poses some important questions that all sushi lovers should give thought to before placing their next order of sushi.
Situated somewhere between JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI and THE COVE, Mark Hall's SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH highlights both the artistry of sushi making and the shrinking population of one of its own ingredients: the bluefin tuna. --Michael Nordine, Village Voice
Sushi: The Global Catch offers an intriguing mix of history, process and state-of-the-fish reports, advocating a reversal of the world's assault on bluefin tuna fisheries and a short course on the alternatives. --John Anderson, Variety