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$13,440
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112
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 9 2016 1:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our oceans are in trouble, and that’s a story worth telling. So much so that we have committed two years of traveling coast to coast to uncover the story of our nation’s small-scale fisherman.

At the end of each fishing day, families greet their fishermen husbands and sons on the docks.
At the end of each fishing day, families greet their fishermen husbands and sons on the docks.

Centered on the personal stories of fishermen from Alaska to Maine, Last Man Fishing showcases the ways small-scale fishermen have adapted to, struggled in, and are now beginning to remake the seafood system. 

Tim and his crew on the Atlantic fishing for pollock.
Tim and his crew on the Atlantic fishing for pollock.

The film looks at the ways small-scale fishermen have taken on the challenge by working with consumers, chefs, policy makers, and community leaders to forge new systems that enhance the sustainability of the seafood supply chain.

Shaun on the f/v Wind Dancer pulling in a halibut off of St. Paul Island.
Shaun on the f/v Wind Dancer pulling in a halibut off of St. Paul Island.

We are now looking for supporters to join the movement to help secure the livelihoods for small-scale fishermen in the US! With filming currently 50% complete, these funds will help to complete production, including travel, as well as post-production of the project.

Risks and challenges

We are already halfway through shooting Last Man Fishing, so we know know what stories we're following and we have the trust of our characters WHICH IS HUGE! We also have another documentary under our belt, so we know the lay of the land. Distribution is a new adventure, though. While it may be a learning curve, we are 100% committed to getting this message out there BECAUSE WE WANT FUTURE GENERATIONS TO HAVE FISHERMEN, so we will make it happen.

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    BECKY SELENGUT
    author of Good Fish, Becky will teach you and three other backers how to cook fish caught by the fishermen featured in the film. Then you get to eat it, of course.

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    owner of Smoking Goose, Chris will teach you how to smoke fish caught by fishermen featured in the film. Then you get to eat it, of course.

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    PERSONAL ALASKA FISHING TRIP
    the captain of the f/v Sunfish, John will take you out for a day of fishing off the Sitka coast. 2 nights accommodation included. Travel not included.

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    MAINE FISHING TRIP
    the captain of the f/v Finlander, Tim will take you AND THE GUEST OF YOUR CHOICE out as part of his crew for a day of fishing off the Maine coast. 2 nights accommodation included. Travel not included.

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