"Lobster War" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 4

7:00 p.m. Community Programs Lectures, Readings, Films

"Lobster War" is a must-watch, award-winning feature-length documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

After the film, Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association president Arthur “Sooky” Sawyer, Chairman of the Gloucester Fisheries Commission and Secretary of the Lobster Foundation of MassachusettsMark Ring and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter David Abel join Gloucester Daily Times reporter Sean Horgan for a discussion about the history of the New England lobster industry and the challenges facing lobstermen today. 

Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended.


"Lobster War" is directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian, producers of the acclaimed Discovery channel documentary "Sacred Cod." (USA, 2018, 74 min)

LOBSTER WAR: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds (Official Trailer) from Andy Laub | Films on Vimeo.

 

After the film, Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association president Arthur “Sooky” Sawyer, Chairman of the Gloucester Fisheries Commission and Secretary of the Lobster Foundation of MassachusettsMark Ring and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporter David Abel join Gloucester Daily Times reporter Sean Horgan for a discussion about the history of the New England lobster industry and the challenges facing lobstermen today. 

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