shellfish shorts on the shore


  Monday, July 18, 2016
Menemsha Beach, Chilmark
(please park at the Tabor House Rd. lot and take the free shuttle bus to the beach -- the VTA is extending its service for the evening)

FREE Screening

Discussion to follow with the filmmakers and Rick Karney, shellfish biologist and director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group

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Cape Cod and the Islands are famous for pristine beaches and estuaries which provide pleasure and sustenance to all who live and visit here. The waters are in danger, however. Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham educate us about the Vineyard’s largest and most elusive fishery, the conch. Cape Cod filmmaker Elise Hugus investigates the harmful impact of excess nitrogen from septic systems. On Nantucket, John Stanton observes the last commercially viable bay scallop fishery on the East Coast. Fishermen, scientists, and environmental activists work together to explore the causes of the decline of local seafare, and provide insight into what we can do about it.


The Last Bay Scallop?

Dir. John Stanton | Documentary Short | Nantucket, MA | 2016 | 30 min.

Sustainable Vineyard: The Secret Life of Conch

Dirs. Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham | Documentary Short | Martha’s Vineyard, MA | 2016 | 8 min.

The Watershed

Dir. Elise Hugus | Documentary Short | Woods Hole, MA | 2014 | 16 min.

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