Susan LaRosa shares the following –

Documentary on New England Fishery,
‘Sacred Cod’, Holds Free Public Screenings in DC and Boston

Film to make television debut on the Discovery Channel on April 15

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) — March 16, 2017 — A new documentary on the state of the New England cod fishery will be screened for the public in a free special engagement in Washington, D.C. The film, Scared Cod: The Fight For a New England Tradition, was directed and produced by Steve Liss, Andy Laub, and the Boston Globe’s David Abel.

The film is a “feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.” It features interviews with fishermen, scientists, and federal policymakers.

April 4, 2017: Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel as part of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s national meeting. More here.

April 13, 2017:  The Boston Public Library as part of a Conservation Law Foundation screening.

Sacred Cod will premiere on the Discovery Channel on April 15.

The Museum of Natural History has announced plans to hold a free public screening on Friday, March 23, at 6:30 pm. Registration for the event is free and can be done here. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion with Mr. Liss and Mr. Abel, moderated by Nancy Knowlton, the Museum’s Sant Chair for Marine Science.

One comment

  • Sad indeed and if I recall correctly this is true also in 1992 the cod fishery collapsed – and some 40,000 people lost their jobs livelihood generations ..:-( Dave.


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