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Almost Half Of People Who've Watched Netflix's Seaspiracy Considering Giving Up Fish

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Almost Half Of People Who've Watched Netflix's Seaspiracy Considering Giving Up Fish

Almost half of Seaspiracy viewers are considering cutting fish from their diet. Watch the trailer here:

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The documentary dropped on Netflix a few weeks ago and explores the environmental impact of fishing.

Since its release, the film has raised a lot of questions, the main one being: why the hell haven't you called that documentary Conspirasea?

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But of greater significance, is the question viewers have been asking themselves - should I be eating fish?

A LADbible poll found that more than 42 percent of Seaspiracy viewers are considering giving it up after watching the doc:


Just over 9,000 people shared their thoughts on our poll - a relatively small sample size - but when you extrapolate it out, it's clear the documentary could have a huge impact on eating habits.

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Indeed, a petition set up by directors Ali and Lucy Tabrizi calling on the government to create and enforce 'no-catch' zones across 30 percent of UK waters has attracted more than 165,000 signatures.

The petition reads: "Unless we act now we will live to see the death of the oceans, and our children will never know the wonder and beauty of our once thriving blue planet.

"Seaspiracy has exposed the truth, but we can't fix this on our own. Now we need action, and that's where you come in. Together we can change this.

"Join the campaign to save our oceans. Please sign our petition and become part of this historic movement to protect at least 30 percent of our oceans by 2030."

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A lot of people are considering giving up fish after watching Seaspiracy. Credit: Netflix
A lot of people are considering giving up fish after watching Seaspiracy. Credit: Netflix

Critics argue the documentary is sensationalist, imbalanced and inaccurate, but you only have to look at the reaction on social media to gauge its influence, with many people vowing to go vegan after watching it.

One person wrote: "Well I just watched Seaspiracy and I think this is finally the time I strive for a vegan diet permanently. This is going to be tough for me but I'm looking forward to the challenge."

Another wrote: "Seriously think I need to consider going fully vegetarian or vegan after watching Seaspiracy - watched it on Friday and been thinking about it all weekend."

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A third person added: "Twenty minutes into watching Seaspiracy and I think I have to be vegan from now on."


Of course, many people have felt compelled to change their ways after watching a documentary, but failed to turn their words into action. Whether Seaspiracy can have an enduring impact remains to be seen.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Food, Fish, TV and Film, Interesting, Community, Netflix

Jake Massey
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