Sustainable Seafood in the California Fisheries

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News Release Date: August 10, 2016

Contact: Laura Orleans, 508-993-8894

The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, August 19th at 7:00 PM in the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford with Of the Sea: Fishermen, Seafood & Sustainability a new documentary film by Mischa Hedges.


Today, fishing is a rare and challenging way of life – Few California fishing families remain, due to complex regulations, high cost, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. In the film, we learn from fishermen about the Salmon, Black Cod, Sea Urchin, Crab and Squid fisheries, and the challenges they face. Of the Sea tells the story of five California fishermen, and shows how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability. Film maker Mischa Hedges will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.


Dock-U-Mentaries is presented by New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 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 the 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.


Today, fishing is a rare and challenging way of life – Few California fishing families remain, due to complex regulations, high cost, and competition with cheap farmed and imported seafood. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. In the film, we learn from fishermen about the Salmon, Black Cod, Sea Urchin, Crab and Squid fisheries, and the challenges they face. Of the Sea tells the story of five California fishermen, and shows how our seafood choices can influence ocean sustainability. Film maker Mischa Hedges will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening.



Last updated: August 10, 2016

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