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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

| 47 min
Taking Stock
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It was a way of life. It was the backbone of a society. And then the cod fishery off the east coast of Newfoundland collapsed. Taking Stock traces the history leading up to the crisis and the calling for a moratorium of the northwest Atlantic cod fishery. It presents the key players in this complex and tragic story, focusing on those who are now trying to come to grips with an uncertain future. How did the calamity happen? What signals did we ignore? Did we chose the right model in setting up an industry? Ultimately, Taking Stock holds a message for the Canadian as well as the global community: In trying to attain economic success, we must recognize that there are limits to how far we can exploit nature's delicate ecosystems.


Credits
  • director
    Nigel Markham
  • producer
    Mike Mahoney
  • executive producer
    Marilyn A. Belec
  • script
    Bob Lower
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
    Mike Mahoney
    Georges Dufaux
  • sound
    Alex Salter
    Don Ellis
    Jim Rillie
    Jane Porter
  • editing
    John Kramer
    Nigel Markham
  • sound editing
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Chris Brookes
  • music
    Don Wherry
    Wallace Hammond
    George Langdon

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