Ocean News

And The Winner of Seas the Day Is…

1st October 2009

The winner of the Seas the Day competition was announced yesterday at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Congratulations to Alishia Hemingway and Mike Masson who created the winning entry in this year’s Seas the Day Short Film Competition. "Side Dish" was selected as the overall winner of this year’s inaugural competition for it’s strong environmental message. The short cleverly tackles the important issue of bycatch in our fisheries where non-target species (often juveniles) are caught along with target species. We normally don’t see this bycatch as it is usually tossed back into the ocean – dead or dying. This short highlights the fact that we need to be more aware of the real cost of seafood.

A big thank you to all who entered the competition. It was a great success for marine conservation and we hope to take many of the ideas further in the next few months. See all three of this year’s finalists here.