Sharkwater Extinction

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  88 min.
Release Date: October 19, 2018
DVD: March 19, 2019
Blu-ray: March 19, 2019
VOD: February 5, 2019
VOD: April 22, 2019 - Crave
Digital: January 29, 2019 - iTunes
Digital: February 5, 2019 - Google Play, Cineplex

Current rating: Rating: 4.75
based on 134 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: Rob Stewart, Madison Stewart, Regi Domingo, Brock Cahill, Will Allen, Julie Anderson


Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling, action-packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart’s hard-nosed exposé of the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it, a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.

From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, Stewart's third film dives into the underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry. Shark finning is still rampant, with shark fin soup still being consumed on an enormous scale, and endangered sharks are routinely added to our everyday products, many intended for human consumption.

Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late. But exposing illegal activities isn’t easy and protecting sharks earned Rob some powerful enemies.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmmaker Rob Stewart is Canadian and the film is Canadian-funded.

Director: Rob Stewart
Studio: D Films
Producer(s): Rob Stewart, Brian Stewart, Sandra Campbell
Screenplay: Rob Stewart
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  • 5 stars "Amazing movie. This is insane and so real!"
  • 5 stars "Beautiful documentary... Rob did an amazing job, Worth seeing"
  • 5 stars "Watching this movie made me an advocate for them. I've always loved all marine life and now I will help as much as possible. I didn't realize how many countries outside of Asia are involved in this devastation. Heart wrenching story that needs to be seen by all."