John Hopkins
2016 | 53 min

Bluefin is a tale of epic stakes set in “the tuna capital of the world”, North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The film explores the baffling mystery of why the normally wary bluefin tuna no longer fear humans. Local fishermen swear tuna are so starving and abundant now that they will literally eat out of people’s hands like pets. But something is not right. One thing is certain: this sudden and incredible abundance of tuna off their shores flies in the face of scientific  assessments claiming endangered stocks are down by 90 percent.

With stunning cinematography, director John Hopkins documents this mystery and brings the issues into sharp focus. At the heart of this documentary lies a passionate concern by all about the fate of the giant bluefin tuna.

Awards and distinctions

  • Honorable Mention
    New Jersey International Film Festival, New Brunswick
  • Best Feature Documentary
    California Film Awards, San Diego
  • Wildlife Award
    Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Best Atlantic Filmmaker Award
    Lunenburg Docfest, Lunenburg