Ocean Night at the Arcata Theater Lounge was a big success and we really appreciate everyone who came out to join us! This was a special Ocean Night in that the whole evening was fishing focused.
We watched "Of the Sea", a documentary about California fishermen. Although the fishermen featured are based out of other ports, many of them frequent the waters up here in Humboldt County and have personal relationships with the folks who make up our fishing communities.
After the movie we had a panel of of fishermen and oyster growers moderated by Laurie Richmond from our FCSP team. Our panel included Erik Schlagenhauf from Hog Island Oyster Company; D Ray Pemberton, a commercial fisherman based in Eureka; oyster grower Sebastian Elrite of Aqua Rodeo Farms; and Ken Bates, a commercial fisherman, net builder, and boat builder from Eureka.
Our team wants to thank the panelists for giving us a view into their industries and answering questions from the audience!