07/26/2013 09:46 am ET

'After The Fish Are Gone' Documentary Depicts Plight Of World Fisheries (VIDEO)

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In the August 2013 issue of Harper's magazine, there's a feature story on "the dismal future of the global fishery." In conjunction with the piece, photographer Dominic Bracco II and writer Erik Vance produced a short documentary, "After the Fish Are Gone."

The video leads with the harrowing statistic that 85 percent of the world's fisheries have been fished to their limits or totally exploited. A Mexican fisherman, Piolin, describes the drastic changes in the sea he's seen since he began fishing as a teenager. He paints a picture of his life in the town of Kino -- filled with drug traffickers and poverty. It's a bleak existence, but he finds solace in the sea.