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Special Surfrider Event: End of the Line

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SPECIAL EVENT, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Irvine Auditorium

This month on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00 p.m. the public is invited to a Special Event screening of THE END OF THE LINE followed by a panel discussion on fisheries issues with local experts in science, policy, commercial fisheries, and seafood entrepreneurship. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments provided.

The End of the Line, the first major feature documentary film revealing the impact of overfishing on our oceans, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. In the film we see firsthand the effects of our global love affair with fish as food. Scientists predict if we continue fishing as we are now, we will see an end to most seafood by 2048. Filmed across the world – from the Straits of Gibraltar to the coasts of Senegal and Alaska to the Tokyo fish market – featuring top scientists, indigenous fishermen and fisheries enforcement officials, The End of the Line is a wake-up call to the world.

The panel of speakers includes: Casson Trenor, author of Sustainable Sushi, fisheries policy advocate, and seafood restauranteur; Giuseppi Pennisi, owner of Royal Seafoods; and Jiri Pennisi, People United for American Commercial Fisheries, moderated by Jason Scorse, Chair of the Environmental Policy Program of Monterey Institute of International Studies. Additional panelists to be announced.

This event is brought to you by Monterey Green Action, Surfrider Foundation, Strengthen Environmental Awareness (SEA), Marine Life Gallery, Save Our Shores, Sustainable Pacific Grove, Monterey Institute of International Studies. This event will be filmed.

WHAT: Film: The End of the Line, and panel of speakers on local fisheries issues

WHERE: MIIS Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, 499 Pierce St, Monterey, CA 93940

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

WHO: Free and open to the public. Anyone interested in sustainability issues, food supply, local economies, and food safety.

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