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SUSTAINING SEA SCALLOPS is a 35-minute documentary on the history and resurgence of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery, seen through the eyes of fishermen and researchers. In 1999, facing fisheries closures and bankruptcy, the scallop industry began funding a unique research program to minimize impacts on the marine environment. Fifteen years later, the Atlantic sea scallop is hailed as one of the most sustainable and lucrative fisheries in the world. More information on the film →

Schedule:

7-8 PM – Beer and scallop chowder
8-8:30 PM – Documentary
8:30-9 PM – Q&A with Ronald Smolowitz of Coonamessett Farm Foundation
$5 Admission

Ron Smolowitz, a marine engineer and retired NOAA Corps officer, has been conducting fisheries and gear modification research for almost 40 years. He worked first through his 20-acre farm on Cape Cod named Coonamessett Farm, then as the Treasurer of Coonamessett Farm Foundation. He and his team of scientists currently research exploratory photography and video surveys, bycatch reduction through gear modification, behavioral interactions between fishing gear and fish, sea turtles, and invertebrates.