David Schwab Abel's documentary "Lobster War: The Fight Over the World's Richest Fishing Grounds" will be shown free of charge at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Schoodic Institute campus

U.S.-Canada dispute over fishing grounds focus of film

WINTER HARBOR — Award-winning Boston filmmaker and journalist David Schwab Abel’s documentary “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds,” about the conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 10, in the Moore Auditiorium on the Schoodic Institute campus. Admission is free.

Abel, who was part of The Boston Globe team covering the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing, covers fisheries and the environment for The Globe.

The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone was traditionally fished by Downeast lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

Schoodic Institute will be offering a locally sourced dinner, by reservation, at 5:30 p.m. prior to the film showing. The cost is $50 per person and includes preferred seating at Moore Auditorium.

For more info, call 288-1310 and visit schoodicinstitute.org/lobster-war.

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