Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds

Posted January 03, 2019

Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds will be screened on Sunday, January 13 at 3pm at the Strand Theatre.

LOBSTER WAR is an award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled 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.

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".

LOBSTER WAR won the 2018 award for “Best New England Film” at the Mystic Film Festival and was runner-up for the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the 2018 International Maritime Film Festival.

Running Time: 74 min. Tickets: $8.50/Adults, $7.50/Seniors and Children under 12. For more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com. Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3 Email:info@rocklandstrand.comThe Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland.