Down to the sea

Canada, 1973

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Opening with the poignant story of a herring fisherman whose life’s work is endangered by man’s careless exploitation of the living resources of the sea, this film looks at the frontiers of technology in fisheries research. Emphasises the use of undersea technology, including scuba diving, underwater sleds, and a new two-man submarine of revolutionary design.



Giles Walker

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National Film Board of Canada

Fisheries Research Board of Canada







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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Fishermen

Animals & Wildlife → Fish trade

Animals & Wildlife → Fisheries

Animals & Wildlife → Marine ecology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Underwater exploration

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

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecological research

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Marine ecology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishermen

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Scuba diving

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Marine ecology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific apparatus and instruments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technological innovations

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Underwater exploration

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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