Dock-u-mentaries: Reef Assassin

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Friday, May 17, 2019
7:00pm - 8:15pm
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Corson Maritime Learning Center
Corson Maritime Learning Center
33 William St.
New Bedford, MA 02740

Join the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center for films about the commercial fishing industry and other aspects of the working waterfront. These films are screened on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park’s Corson Maritime Learning Center. Presented by New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

The full-feature lionfish documentary Reef Assassin inspired the naming of a US Congressional bill. There’s a plan to control the lionfish before they destroy the fishery, but do we have the guts to implement it?

Meet the players: activists desperately trying to convince government officials to adopt an ingenious lionfish population program, people in Newfoundland tell the story of how their lives, culture, and economy were changed forever after a fishery collapse, and hear from one determined elected official that vaulted the lionfish issue from the state to federal level.

Watch the trailer for Reef Assassin below.

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 993-8894
Hosted By: New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Free EventKid-Friendly Event
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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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