“The Sustainable Harvest” SAMAQAN Season 4 Episode 44
Salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfishes, clams, abalone, urchins, prawn, crabs, shrimps, scallops, octopus, mussel, barnacles, seaweed and sea asparagus. These are some of the fish, shellfish, microalgae and marine plants that form aspects of a sustainable harvest in the Pacific Northwest. Will this food last forever? What would happen to the fishery if there ever was an oil spill in the waters around the archipelago? This documentary presents an abundance of harvest in Haida Gwaii while contemplating a sobering concern over damage an oil spill would cause to this fragile ecosystem.
This fourth and final series of “SAMAQAN” examines the role of water in culture and spirituality of Indigenous people, their focus on stewardship and the efforts mounted to balance respect for the environment with development.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear