Taking Stock

Taking Stock
It was a way of life. It was the backbone of a society. And then the cod fishery off the east coast of Newfoundland collapsed. Taking Stock traces the history leading up to the crisis and the calling for a moratorium of the northwest Atlantic cod fishery. It presents the key players in this complex and tragic story, focusing on those who are now trying to come to grips with an uncertain future. How did the calamity happen? What signals did we ignore? Did we chose the right model in setting up an industry? Ultimately, Taking Stock holds a message for the Canadian as well as the global community: In trying to attain economic success, we must recognize that there are limits to how far we can exploit nature's delicate ecosystems.
No reviews available.

Citation

Main credits

Markham, Nigel (film director)
Markham, Nigel (researcher)
Mahoney, Mike (film producer)
Lower, Bob (screenwriter)
Brookes, Chris (narrator)

Other credits

Cinematographers, Kent Nason, Mike Mahoney, Georges Dufaux; editors, John Kramer, Nigel Markham; music, Don Wherry, Wallace Hammond, George Langdon.


Docuseek2 subjects

Distributor subjects

Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government, Environment and Conservation - Animal-based Industries, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Cod, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Environment and Conservation, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Newfoundland, Geography - Natural Resources, Social Studies - Environmental Challenges, Documentary

Keywords

Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government, Environment and Conservation - Animal-based Industries, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Cod, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Environment and Conservation, Fishing and Hunting Industries - Newfoundland, Geography - Natural Resources, Social Studies - Environmental Challenges, Documentary; "Taking Stock"; National Film Board of Canada

Related Films

The End of the Line

The first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing…

Sacred Cod

Captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving…

Bluefin

A story about the extraordinary bluefin tuna, and its questionable future.