Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium
Course ID: C101514
Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 2 General
2 NY Credits: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional;
Join us for a
screening of the award winning documentary Shellshocked and a
conversation with filmmaker Emily Driscoll and a panel of experts.
Water Act of 1972 promised us drinkable and swimmable water. But has that
promise been delivered? From the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014 declining to
review the Obama Administration’s removal of Drake’s Oyster farm in Marin
County CA to Massachusetts blocking the Wynn casino’s efforts to use of oysters
to clean up the Mystic River, our nation seems to be hostile to planting
oysters to clean up polluted waters. Yet in New York Harbor, a high
school has launched the Billion Oyster Project with the goal of using oysters
to clean up contamination. And in Virginia’s Chesapeake oyster
farming is receiving millions in subsidies. But oysters are on the front
lines when it comes to environmental disasters. For the first time in
recent history, Louisiana’s destroyed oyster beds have led to New Orleans
restaurants importing oysters from the East Coast. Washington State’s
$100 million oyster industry, under attack from ocean acidification, now
imports seed oysters from Hawaii.
oysters sparked such tremendous legal controversy? And why aren’t we
developing this sustainable food source to create good jobs in America?
An adult oyster filters up to fifty gallons of water per day.
New York was once the world capitol of oysters.
The film Shellshocked will
explain why and how these powerful bivalves are creating tremendous legal waves
in 2014 from the Gowanus Canal to Oahu.
For more information
about the movie visit http://www.shellshockedmovie.com/
& Moderator: Raymond Dowd, Dunnington
Bartholow & Miller LLP
Emily Driscoll, Director, Producer, Editor, SHELLSHOCKED; Meredith Comi, NY/NJ
Baykeeper's Oyster Restoration Program; Additional Panelists TBA