In this short film, I look at what is under the water and the damage that is caused by the fishmeal industry and the toll it is taking on the local sea-life in Peru.
A diver goes to the bottom of the ocean and brings up some clams, crabs and other wildlife. We are far away from the fishmeal plants. Once we get closer to the fishmeal factories – where anchovies are ground down into animal feed and the waste pumped out into the bay – we have a very different story. At the bottom of the ocean in this area – is sludge. Over two metres deep. No crabs, no clams, no wildlife of any kind. This bay is a dead zone. The price of cheap meat? Pollution.