The Man who digs for fish

Canada, 1979

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Frank Jenkinson, eighty-two, has been digging for fish for twenty-five years. His unorthodox conservationist practices have increased the numbers of the salmon population in the Jarvis Inlet from a modest 500 to 25000. Using a spade and accompanied by his dog, Frank wades up and down the stream, digging for the newly hatched salmon that lie buried in the gravel. Without his intervention they risk dying before reaching maturity.

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producer

John Taylor

production company

ONF | NFB

director

Jack Long

Duration

00:13:20:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1979

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