CCA's Angler Night to Show Groundbreaking Film on Black Market Fishing

On Tuesday in Annapolis, the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland (CCA-MD) will show a shocking film that exposes the black market of fishing worldwide.

The film, An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch will be shown at CCA’s Angler Night, held Tuesday January 30 at the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis. It’s presented by Chesapeake Bay Magazine, CCA-MD, and Boatyard.

The documentary is narrated by actor Ted Danson, also an ocean conservationist. It is produced by the Living Oceans Foundation, and directed by local film maker Alison Barrat. An Ocean Mystery follows the work of international fisheries scientist Dr. Daniel Pauly, who is investigating the massive unaccounted for fish harvest, which may be putting the world dangerously close to a global crash in fish populations. His team looks at fisheries from the Atlantic coastline to the reefs of the Bahamas and the shores of Senegal.

Dr. Pauly’s research shows that we have drastically underestimated the amount fish we catch globally and that we are running out of fish much faster than we thought. And will 3 billion people around the world depending on fish for protein, the impact may be vast. Dr. Pauly and his team are sounding the alarm for governments around the world to better track their fish stocks, warning of a global food catastrophe.

The Angler Night event begins at 5 p.m. with happy hour specials on food and drinks, and the film will start at 7 p.m., with discussion to follow. Come early to get a seat.

CCA Angler Nights will continue on February 27 and March 27. For more information, click here.