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Contact: Laura Orleans , 508-993-8894
Contact: Emily G Prigot, 508-996-4095 x 6105
The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, March
18th at 7:00 PM with a screening of Sustaining Sea Scallops, a new film written and directed by Elise
Hugus and Daniel Cojanu. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of
In 1999, the Atlantic sea scallop industry—in collaboration with federal managers—created the first-ever research set-aside program, designed to ensure a sustainable harvest with minimal impacts on the marine environment. Fifteen years later, the Atlantic sea scallop is hailed as one of the most well-managed and lucrative fisheries in the world. From New Bedford, Massachusetts to Seaford, Virginia, Sustaining Sea Scallops tells the tale of cooperative research, and how it could be a new model for sustaining healthy fisheries and fishing communities. Film makers Elise Hugus &Daniel Cojanu, and marine engineer and fisheries scientist Ron Smolowitz of Coonamessett Farm Foundation will introduce the film and answer questions following the screening.
Elise Hugus and Daniel Cojanu are co-founders of UnderCurrent Productions, a science &environment video production company based in Woods Hole, Mass. Ron Smolowitz, a marine engineer and retired NOAA Corps officer, has been conducting fisheries research and fishing gear development for almost 40 years. His specialties include exploratory fishing surveys, reducing bycatch in fishing gear, and studying the behavior of species interacting with fishing gear.
The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Inc. is a
non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and
presenting the history and culture of
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