KEO films and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall win major maritime award
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and KEO films have won the coveted Donald Gosling film award at this year’s Maritime Media Awards.
Judges of the prestigious award had this to say of the Fish Fight campaign:
“Rarely does television make history, but there are exceptions, and Hugh’s Fish Fight is one of them. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been a leader in campaigning against the heinous practice of discards of fish caught out of quota, and in this series he widens his net to take in other destructive practices in the fishing industry. He has scored a remarkable success in awakening public concerns while always pointing a way forward on this vital issue. That this has all been done in the most entertaining and engrossing style is further tribute to his skills, and those of the KEO films team.”
Hugh was delighted to recieve the award and said “What we have shown is that when people get together and make their feelings about the oceans known, things can change. Everyone involved in Hugh’s Fish Fight is absolutely thrilled with this award. It’s fantastic to be recognised by a group whose interest is the future of the oceans themselves.”
(Pictured above – from right to left – Nick Underhill and Trevor Lopez de Vergara from KEO films with First Sea Lord Admiral Sir George Zambellas)