Los Angeles Based Multimedia Journalist & Artist

The Overage Diver

The Overage Diver

At 76 years old Peter Halmay is 1 of only 18 divers in southern California. 


"Peter Halmay was one of the pioneers of the co-management system, an effort to cut down on over harvesting and keep sea life at healthy population levels. Co-management creates an honor system amongst fishers that encourages divers to go after urchins that attract top dollar from high end restaurants, leaving most of the population of sea urchin where they belong. Today Peter and most divers in the area only catch what they can sell that day."

Read more about the process of making the film, HERE.

Behind the scenes photo and stills from the film.