The Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund presents the award-winning documentary film, Fisheries: Beyond the Crisis, followed by a discussion of sustainability and community-based fisheries management on Wednesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chilmark Public Library.
The film examines the success of two community-based, sustainable fisheries in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, and South India. Despite continued demand for seafood and fish products, fisheries, as a by-product of the highly regulated fishing industry, have universally failed. The film addresses a solution to fisheries management that is community-based and controlled.
The documentary, hosted by acclaimed Canadian environmental and global warming activist David Suzuki, was originally produced as a feature on his program The Nature of Things.
The film and discussion is the second in a series of eight programs planned between now and September. The programs look at the future of commercial fishing and aquaculture on the Vineyard and are sponsored by the Menemsha Fisheries Development Fund along with the Friends of the Chilmark Public Library.
The programs will be held at the Chilmark Public Library. Information about the dates and times of future lectures and films will be available there. For details, call 508-645-3360. All are welcome. Admission is free.