Our Amazing American Eel: Threats and Challenges

Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Our Amazing American Eel: Threats and Challenges

Gloucester Adventure presents a lecture with Brad Chase, Biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Annisquam Station, Gloucester. “Once an important local fish harvested commercially and as a local food source, the American eel in New England has declined sharply. Marine Fisheries biologist Brad Chase, the American eel biologist for the Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries in Gloucester, will review the current status of the diadromous American eel as well as provide information on eels in our North Shore rivers.” Wednesday, May 23, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA. Admission Free. Supported by VarianSea & Cape Ann Insurance. Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure. For more information contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079.

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

One of the last five surviving Essex-built dory-fishing schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail–the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex County. It serves as a living memorial to the more than 5,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory-trawler, fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.

For more information, visit www.schooner-adventure.org.