Sacred Cod shows us the human and ecological costs caused by New England’s ignoring obvious signs of ecological decline over the past four decades. The filmmakers’ depiction of fractured families, disrupted communities, and decimated cod stocks demands that we do better. If ever a documentary revealed how closely tied humanity is to the ecosystem on which we rely, this is it.” — Matthew McKenzie, associate professor of history, University of Connecticut

”Sacred Cod impressively captures the complexities of managing this vital natural resource in a changing environment. It gives insight into the sometimes-contentious ways that science, policy, and politics interact when both environmental goods and human livelihoods are at stake. The film provides a compelling case study for any class involving fisheries or natural resource management.” — Kimberly Lai Oremus, PhD candidate in sustainable development, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

”A powerful, beautiful film that shows the multifaceted aspects of the fishery for this iconic species. This is perhaps the most circumspect look at New England’s cod fishery. The lessons in this documentary extend well beyond the focal region and species. It illustrates how our traditions and life choices color our perspective and collide with what is determined by scientists, managers and policy makers.” — Robert Steneck, professor of Marine Sciences, University of Maine

”Sacred Cod does a fantastic job compressing the extremely complex and complicated issue of the New England cod fishery into a captivating and enjoyable one hour…A powerful educational tool…I teach undergraduate courses on fisheries policy and marine conservation, which are heavily based on developing critical thinking, and I look forward to showing this documentary to my students.” — Tarsila Seara, assistant professor of Marine Affairs, University of New Haven

”The film breaks my heart as an American and infuriates me as a scientist. The legacy of ignoring scientific advice for decades is the complete destruction of our cultural heritage. I will definitely use this thought-provoking film in my fisheries management classes.” — Janet Nye, assistant professor of marine and atmospheric sciences, Stony Brook University