Posted January 31, 2019
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center and the UMaine Lobster Institute will present the documentary film, Lobster War on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. The film is open to the public and free of charge.
Richard Wahle, Director of the UMaine Lobster Institute and one of the researchers interviewed for the film, will give a welcome and introduce the documentary.
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.
Lobster War is directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian, also producers of the acclaimed Discovery channel documentary "Sacred Cod", a film about the collapse of the iconic cod fishery in New England, which was broadcast by the Discovery Channel in spring 2017.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson, 207.338.8049; firstname.lastname@example.org
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