The Truth About Seaspiracy – Seaspiracy Netflix Documentary Reaction

I’ve just watched Seaspiracy and it’s hands down, one of the most powerful documentaries that I’ve seen so far.

It’s been released a few days ago and it certainly is a must watch for everyone, interested in sustainability.👌

So in this video, I’ll give you an in-depth overview of the documentary. So if you have seen the documentary, this video will give you some additional info that you might not have seen before.

And if you’ve not seen the documentary yet, then I might give you a spoiler or two. But they’ll be nothing short of glorious.

Let’s dive right into it.

Seaspiracy is produced by Kip Andersen. Kip who? Good question. He’s the same genius that produced What The Health and Cowspiracy.

And Seaspiracy is indeed, super similar to Cowspiracy. When it comes to the way it is produced.

Seaspiracy is explained in a story fashion. Ali, a filmmaker, sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species. Yet he uncovers alarming global corruption beyond belief.

It starts slowly, seems almost a bit confusing in the beginning and then 30 minutes in you finally start to get clarity of what it is all about.

So in total, there are 3 NEW and intriguing points that Seaspiracy presents:

1. Plastic is not the issue

Every child knows that plastic is abound in our oceans.

There are 150 million tons of plastic swimming around – and there’s no end in sight. An additional garbage truck of plastic is dumped into this big liquid garbage bin every minute.

plastic is abound in our oceans

Yet here’s the kicker: That plastic is not what it seems! If you imagine loads of pet bottles swirming around in that liquid garbage bin you’re dead wrong

In fact 46% of the great pacific garbage patch, this is a huge plastic dump in the pacific ocean, is fishing nets.

2. So plastic waste is not the issue, seafood consumption is

Look we kill 2,7 trillion fish a year. And as it turns out, that is just a few trillion too much.

The ocean is the biggest carbon sink on the planet. Marine plants store up to 20x more carbon than the rain forest. 93% of all CO2 is stored in the ocean.

If the ocean is so important to prevent global warming, there are sure plenty of protection measurements in place? Am I right?

No they’re not. Oceans are not protected at all. And as a conclusion of that, Oceans seem to be virtually, not completely, but virtually empty by 2048. That’s 30 years from now.

So why are we not doing something about it?

It’s the classic problem of:

3. Out of sight out of mind

There’s a reason we dump plastic in the ocean and not in our living room.

Because we have the faulty thinking that if we don’t see it, it does not exist.

I think Seaspiracy’s main goal, as it is with Cowspiracy and What The Health, is to raise awareness.

Raise awareness for 3 things:

  1. The global warming aspect of fishing
  2. The mistreatment of humans in the process. People in Thailand for example work in inhumane conditions to produce such cheap fish.
  3. The mistreatment of fish. Even though most of us objectively do know that fish feel pain, we still rationalize it, seeing fish as an entirely different species as our own.


Seaspiracy is a documentary that will open your eyes. I want to say big thanks to Kip Andersen for producing, again, such a masterpiece. You’re doing great work for the vegan movement.