Sharkwater Extinction

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Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling, action adventure journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Stewart's third film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade. Sharkwater Extinction is a follow up to the critically acclaimed Sharkwater, Rob Stewart's first film. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed, and endangered sharks are now also being used to make products for human consumption. Stewart's mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it's too late.


  • Rob Stewart
  • Rebecca Aldworth
  • Will Allen
  • Will Allen
  • David Jimenez Alvarado
  • Randall Arauz
  • Maximiliano Bello
  • Shirley Binder
  • Brock Cahill
  • Diego Cardenosa

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Mar 1, 2019

It is both inspiring and beautiful and makes an even stronger case for protecting shark since Sharkwater. The message is heavy-handed, but his visual images are stunning to soften the blow.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat
Feb 28, 2019

There's a scattershot quality to the proceedings, presumably caused by the Canadian writer-director not living long enough to complete the doc. But the individual segments register powerfully and the underwater sequences are beautifully shot, providing ample compensation for the narrative choppiness.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Oct 18, 2018

Stewart believed people would rally to the shark cause if only they knew the gravity of the situation. The film is now made, the word is out and Stewart more than did his part.

Metacritic review by Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)