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News Release Date: May 3, 2014

Contact: Laura Orleans , 508-993-8894

The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, May 16th at 7:00 PM with presentation of cooperative research by researchers from the UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology entitled Fishing for Knowledge: Cooperative Research for Sustainable Fisheries in New England. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival.Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park's Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.

Researchers from UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology's Department of Fisheries Oceanography will present ongoing cooperative fisheries research. Cooperative research combines the skills and knowledge of fishermen and fisheries scientists to study and develop practical solutions to fisheries problems. Presentations will include:

·Erin Adams: "An underwater view: Using video technology to assess scallop and fish stocks"

·Greg DeCelles: "A cooperative approach to bycatch avoidance in the scallop fishery"

·Doug Zemeckis: "Cod spawning in the Gulf of Maine: when, where, and how?"

·Crista Bank: "Monkfish Tagging"

The Working Waterfront Festival is a project of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA, a non-profit organization. The free festival, a family friendly, educational celebration of New England's commercial fishing industry, features live maritime and ethnic music, fishermen's contests, fresh seafood, vessel tours, author readings, cooking demonstrations, kids' activities and more.It all takes place on working piers and waterfront parks in New Bedford, MA, America's #1 fishing port, on the last full weekend in September, this year on September 28 and 29. www.workingwaterfrontfestival.org.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park was established by Congress in 1996 to help preserve and interpret America's nineteenth century whaling industry. The park, which encompasses a 13-block National Historic Landmark District, is the only National Park Service area addressing the history of the whaling industry and its influence on the economic, social, and environmental history of the United States. The National Park visitor center is located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. It is open seven days a week, from 9 AM-5 PM, and offers information, exhibits, and a free orientation movie every hour on the hour from 10 AM-3 PM. For more information, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov/nebe

or visit the park's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP



Last updated: February 26, 2015

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