Bluefin


Bluefin is a tale set in “the tuna capital of the world,” North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Director John Hopkins explores the mystery of why normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Tuna are so abundant now that they will precariously eat out of fishermen’s hands. One thing is certain, this sudden mysterious abundance of tuna in Canada flies in the face of scientific assessments that stocks are critically down by 90 percent.

Bluefin is the first film that sees this powerful ocean fish as the wild animal it is, a thousand-pound warm-blooded giant with gills, which wholesales at up to a million dollars. With his spectacular cinematography, John Hopkins documents an extraordinary species caught between the addictive thrill of the hunt and our fear of their extinction.

This award-winning doc was honoured by Raindance in 2018 as one of “five documentaries made within the last decade that best showcase these environmental issues.”

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