‘Lobster War’ at Strand

Who gets world’s richest fishing grounds?

Jan 03, 2019
Brian Cates of Cutler, featured in “Lobster War,” regularly fishes in the Gray Zone.

Rockland — “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” will get a one-time screening Sunday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

“Lobster War” (Canada/USA) is an award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen.

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.

“Lobster War” is directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe; and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian, producers of the acclaimed Discovery channel documentary "Sacred Cod."

“Lobster War” won the 2018 award for “Best New England Film” at the Mystic Film Festival and was runner-up for the Grand Prize for Best Feature Film at the 2018 International Maritime Film Festival. It runs 74 minutes.

Tickets are $7.50, general admission. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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