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Guardians of the Aegean

Through the islands of the Cyclades, investigating the matter of overfishing and the struggle of artisan fishermen throughout the Aegean Sea. In his voyage he’s documenting a chaotic state of anarchy, where pirate fishing methods, like the use of dynamite and intense industrial fishing, have brought this once reach sea near depletion.

Along the way the news of a conservation project initiated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau brings Omiros and his crew to Santorini island. There they witness Pierre’s efforts in uniting the local fishermen together with scientists and local politicians for the making of a Marine Protected Area, one of the few bottom up conservation initiatives in the world…