Experience a spectacular evening at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center for the World Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III.
“If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” This quote sums up why Wild Oceans believes that it is so important for anglers to stay informed about Regional Ocean Action Plans and why we are committed to remaining engaged as implementation gets underway for recently approved plans in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Ocean development activities like offshore wind energy and sand mining, if not properly planned, can threaten prized fishing grounds and wildlife habitat. With emphasis on transparency and stakeholder participation, ocean plans lay out a framework to provide for sustainable ocean uses while promoting a healthy ocean.
Wild Oceans is pleased to be a co-host for the premiere of this truly unique and hopeful ocean film that explores the intersection of competing ocean uses and conservation. Savor rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean.
Where: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Participate in the post-film conversation about the new Mid-Atlantic ocean plan and get your questions answered by our panelists, all of whom are featured in the film:
- Laura McKay – Program Manager, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
- Joe Atangan – Physical Scientist, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Navy
- Chris Scraba – Deputy Chief, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard
- Matt Gove – Mid-Atlantic Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
- Capt. Chris Ludford – Owner, Pleasure House Oysters
- Mark Swingle – Director of Research & Conservation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (moderator)
This event is hosted by the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Virginia Coastal Zone Management, Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University, Virginia Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Marine Trades Association, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Port Authority, Pleasure House Oysters, Virginia Maritime Association, Virginia Conservation Network, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Elizabeth River Project, Lynnhaven River Now, American Planning Association – Virginia Chapter, Virginia Wesleyan College, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Wild Oceans and Green Fire Productions.