CAMDEN – The Fish Belong to the People, William Hylerâ€™s feature-length documentary will be screened at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Camden Opera House.
The film premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in 2009, and has since become an important resource for those seeking to understand the challenges that the fisheries now face. The film focuses on the efforts of a group of family fishermen in Port Clyde who have come together as the Midcoast Fishermenâ€™s Cooperative (MFC) to save their fishery using environmentally friendly methods and selling directly to their customers under the brand name Port Clyde Fresh Catch.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-screening selection of hors dâ€™oeuvres prepared by chefs from Paolinaâ€™s Way and CafĂ© Miranda, as well as, Scott Yakovenko, formerly of Port Clyde Seafood Co. Freshly-caught fish for the evening will be provided by MFC.
Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with fisherman Glen Libby, president of the MFC and chairman of the Midcoast Fishermenâ€™s Association, Jennifer Litteral, Policy Director for the Island Institute, Senator Chris Rector, who serves on Maineâ€™s Business, Research and Economic Development Committee and Marine Resources Committee, and filmmaker William Hyler. Rob Kelley, a member of the Midcoast Maine Fishing Heritage Alliance, will moderate.
For more information about this event or about the MMFHA, please visit their website at midcoastfishingheritage.org.
Contact Name: Antonia Small
Telephone Number: (207)372-8610