Dock-u-mentaries: Finding And Avoiding Fish

Dock-u-mentaries: Finding and Avoiding Fish

April 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/New York Timezone
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William Street
New Bedford
MA 02740
Programs & Events

The New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, is pleased to present Finding and Avoiding Fish as the Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Is technology destroying or sustaining the commercial fishing industry? Attend this presentation of collaborative research being done by SMAST fisheries scientists and members of the regional fishing industry to answer that very question.

Researchers from SMAST’s Marine Fisheries Field Research Group continue to pioneer the use of high-resolution photo, video and artificial intelligence technologies to survey fish and shellfish species and develop fishing gear and practices that minimize by-catch and damage to habitat.

This program is part of an exhibit and series exploring the evolution and impact of technological change in the fishing industry. Funding for the exhibit and program series was provided by a National Maritime Heritage Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, a project grant from Mass Humanities, a state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and grants from Dartmouth, Fairhaven, and New Bedford Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council. The Center is grateful to Chris Electronics and the School for Marine Science and Technology for their extraordinary in-kind support, and the members of the fishing community who loaned or donated artifacts and shared their knowledge.

Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.