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Film Series Explores Climate Change Issues

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Lauren Koss | BDN
Lauren Koss | BDN

The Island Institute will present four short films about the future of fisheries and the changing ocean on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm, at Eastport Arts Center. Across New England and the nation, fishermen and scientists are observing notable shifts in the ecosystem and dramatic changes on the water. The four films in the Island Institute’s Climate of Change series examine the effects on the fishing industry associated with climate change, including warming waters, lack of biodiversity, and ocean acidification. The films help introduce shellfish aquaculture as an example of economic diversification for fishing communities and will provide excellent opportunities for relationship building and dialog on climate change.
The program will cover the following topics: warming waters in the Gulf of Maine; ocean acidification in Alaska; the collapse and adaptation in the Apalachicola (FL) oyster fishery; and the future of aquaculture.
The screening is free of charge and will be followed by a question and answer session with marine science panelists from the Island Institute. Registration is encouraged; please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-of-change-films-eastport-arts-center-tickets-28686390767.
The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.