The Great Bear Sea Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and find out how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Along British Columbia’s north Pacific coast, the Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. The Great Bear Sea is also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and globally leading solutions. Now, 18 First Nations and the Province of British Columbia have crafted marine plans for the Great Bear Sea to protect marine ecosystems and build sustainable coastal economies.

The Great Bear Sea is the latest film in Green Fire Productions’ award-winning series, Ocean FrontiersOcean Frontiers films are screening across the country and around the world to rave reviews. The films leave audiences with sense of hope that change is possible through collaboration and science-based decision making that benefit our ocean and ocean economies.

After the screening, an interactive panel discussion takes place, with:

  • Aimee Bushman, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Peter Britz, Conservation Commission Environmental Planner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director at Rockingham Planning Commission, NH
  • David Watters, Senator, NH District 4

Moderator: Wendy Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center

You’ll learn about the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan, recently released for public review, and the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Report, released on April 1st.  A public meeting on the Commission Report will be held at the Seacoast Science Center on June 1st at 7pm; click here for meeting details.

Join us for a coffee and dessert reception, a screening of the film, and a lively discussion on how we can help sustain our local marine environment, livelihoods and cultures.

Co-hosted by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine ConservationConservation Law Foundation, Green Fire Productions, Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association, The Gundalow CompanyNew Hampshire Community Seafood, Shoals Marine Laboratory, and Star Island.

The event is free of charge; please register in advance.


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