The Man who digs for fish

Canada, 1979

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Jack Long

producer

John Taylor

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:13:20:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31951

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Aquatic biology

Animals & Wildlife → Fishes

Animals & Wildlife → Marine ecology

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental education

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine ecology

Crafts & Visual Arts → Portraits

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Aquatic biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Marine ecology

People → Portraits

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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