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 Museum of Natural History has announced plans to hold a free public screening on Friday, March 24, 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.
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.
Sacred Cod will premiere on the Discovery Channel on April 15.