Saving Our Tuna - A doco by UNDP / by Francisco Blaha

A rather dramatic title, but a good documentary. Full of people I work with, and some I'm proud to call my friends after training and working with them for years.

Produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Arrowhead Films for Discovery Channel in Asia, the movie takes an inside look at tuna technology -- how it is used to catch, and perhaps even help save the tuna industry and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Pacific islanders.

"If we lose our tuna, we lose our entire way of life," says Adrian Wickham, General Manager of Tri Marine's National Fisheries Development in the Solomon Islands.

The movie reveals cutting edge air and sea monitoring operations to enforce fishing limit compliance. It brings viewers into the cockpit of the same P3 Orion aircraft as it flies over vast tracks of ocean to crack down on illegal fishing.

Technology is but one part of the tuna picture. UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) continue to make significant investments to improve fisheries management.