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As an avid sea kayaker, Monbiot has a special kinship with and awareness of the dwindling species in the waters around him. This exclusive short film captures that experience.
“The seas around Britain used to be some of the most abundant on earth, an incredible profusion of life. And in just a few generations we’ve lost this extraordinary abundance, diversity, wonder. And it’s interesting how people talk so much about plastic, about pollution – and these are real issues of course they’re real issues – but by far the biggest impact on the seas is fishing because it transforms that entire astonishing, rich ecosystem into seafood.”