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Local Bounty Banquet

November 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bring your appetite. The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) Marine Debris and Plastics Program will host a community celebration event, the Local Bounty Banquet on November 19 to raise matching funds in support of its ongoing effort to recover lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gear from the ocean.

The Local Bounty Banquet will continue to celebrate the increased “sensibility to the ocean’s resources” and recognizing the contribution made by commercial fishermen to the health of the Cape Cod Bay ecosystem. The banquet will highlight the CCS fishing gear removal project and will feature seafood and other dishes contributed by supporting chefs.

Since 2013, the CCS fishing gear removal project has involved commercial lobstermen recovering lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gear from the bottom of the Bay (including nets, rope, traps, buoys, cable, monofilament, etc.) which is then either returned to the owner, recycled or incinerated for electricity. More than 85,000 pounds of discarded fishing gear has been recovered to date. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program funded the 2019 recovery effort.

Derelict fishing gear recovery aboard the F/V MISS LILLY with Capt. Michael Rego, sternman Seth Tripp, Owen Nichols (Director, CCS Marine Fisheries Research) and Dr. Agnes Mittermayr (CCS benthic ecologist). Cape Cod Bay, April 2017. Photo courtesy of CCS.

Time: cocktail hour 5 p.m.
Date: November 19
Place: Center for Coastal Studies, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown
Program specifics: includes a buffet at St. Peter’s event hall; a brief presentation by Laura Ludwig about the project and the collaborating fishermen; a slide show depicting scenes from the project over the years; music by special guests; an exhibit of artwork featuring marine debris contributed by diverse artists; and special Local Bounty Banquet tee-shirts.
Tickets: available to the general public for a prix fixe, and will go on sale in November.

For more information about the program, to pre-register for the Banquet or to volunteer, please contact Laura Ludwig, CCS Marine Debris & Plastics Program, 207-263-5300 or lludwig@coastalstudies.org.


November 19, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Center for Coastal Studies


Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Street
Provincetown, United States
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