Film Screening: Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds

Date: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

Lobster War is an award-winning documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

Directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian.

A Q&A with filmmaker David Abel will follow the screening.

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