While it’s clear that Atlantic Salmon numbers are only 40 percent of what they were thirty years ago, no one knows exactly why these fish are disappearing at such an alarming rate. A team led by Dierdre Brennan, producer/director of the documentary Atlantic Salmon: Lost at Sea, traversed six countries over the past eight years, looking for clues. The documentary, a selection of the Sonoma Film Festival, combines BBC-quality cinematography with historical narration (by an Irishman nonetheless) as the crew follows the salmon from their natal rivers, through the estuaries, into the vast North Atlantic and back again, searching for answers before it is too late.
In addition to the trailer, which you can watch above, the video is now available for rent via Amazon Video Direct.
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.