The Island Institute presents four short films about the future of fisheries and the changing ocean. This free screening will be followed by a Q & A with Island Institute marine scientist Susie Arnold and UMaine Ph.D. student Sam Belknap.
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.
Part 1: Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine Part 2: Ocean acidification in Alaska Part 3: Collapse and adaptation in the Apalachicola (FL) oyster fishery Part 4: The future of aquaculture