France and Britain’s fishing dispute is a political row, rather than a question of the environment.
However, a new documentary has laid bare the devastation that some European fishermen faced as their industry was left on the brink of collapse decades ago.
‘Restoring the Earth: The Age of Nature’ on BBC Four looks at nature’s resilience to man-made ecological problems.
Episode One, ‘Awakenings’, which is narrated by actress Anna Friel, looks at how cod stocks in Norway became depleted.
Rolf Helge, a fisherman in the northern Lofoten Islands, shared his memories for the documentary.