In the Strait of Georgia, nested between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island, a herring fishery well over a century old happens every March.
Over a number of springs, ecologyst sent a film crew to document the last remaining herring fishery in the Salish Sea. In this short film, The Silver in the Sea, we bear witness to the severe mismanagement of the fishery of this foundational species, and explore what will happen if we do not let the herring swim freely long enough to rebound from centuries of overfishing.
Directed by: Cam MacArthur, Deirdre Leowinata from Pacific Wild, and Locky MacLean
Produced by: ecologyst in partnership with Conservancy Hornby Island, Pacific Wild, and SeaLegacy