The Price of Fish
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Director: Guye Henderson
The Price of Fish investigates the ways foreign charter fishing vessels - so called ‘slave ships’ - are plundering New Zealand fish stocks and abusing their Indonesian crews.
The NZ domestic fishing fleet is in trouble. In the last 10 years the number of boats has halved.
Russian and Korean factory trawlers are plundering NZ waters and they are paid by NZ companies to do it. Many NZ companies own or lease quota and instead of using Kiwi fishing boats to catch it, they charter foreign trawlers.
Some of these foreign trawlers demonstrate a cavalier attitude to NZ law, marine regulations and sustainable fishing practices.
Kiwi film-maker Guye Henderson investigates allegations of deliberate over-fishing, doctored catch reports, illegal dumping and the mis-treatment of Indonesian crews, including physical and sexual abuse.
This documentary will shock you.