Seven years in the making, Wild Caught follows the proud but hardscrabble lives of small-scale fishermen on the North Carolina coast as their tradition of natural, “wild caught” fishing is threatened by foreign farm-raised shrimp, increasing regulations, and encroaching development. By taking us onto the windswept seas and weatherbeaten homes near Snead’s Ferry, North Carolina, director Matthew Barr captures a culture that is dying as consumers settle for unhealthy, irresponsibly obtained seafood. This up-close view of a besieged fresh fish culture is a call to arms for all those who care about preserving both our coastal heritage and our delicious critters from the sea.