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Sea Change: Our Oceans, Our Planet & Our Future (Part I) #929424

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 19, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The start of a new series on oceans as part of NBC's green week introduced.

(Destin, Florida: Anne Thompson) The problem of overfishing featured; scenes shown from Destin, Florida, where red snapper have been overfished in the Gulf of Mexico & from the scallop beds off the coast of New England; details given from a report on the fish most at risk & on the restrictions on commercial fishing in order to sustain the ocean. [Florida commercial fisherman David KREBS‡- talks about the red snapper fishing.] [New England fisherman Paul REZININA‡- says working with the government has been good.] [Marine scientist Michael FOGERTY - talks about controlling exploitation.] [Ocean Conservancy Chris DOSSETT†- talks about the future for the red snapper.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of the environment on NBC shows this week previewed.

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne

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