Sharkwater Extinction

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In theatres:
  • October 19, 2018
On Digital: January 29, 2019 - iTunes / February 5, 2019 - Google Play, Cineplex
VOD: April 22, 2019 - Crave
DVD/Blu-ray: March 19, 2019
Running time: 1h 28m
Genre: Documentary

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.

To learn how you can help the Shark Free movement, please visit

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
Cast: Rob Stewart, Madison Stewart, Regi Domingo, Brock Cahill, Will Allen, Julie Anderson
Writer(s): Rob Stewart
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