Please join us on March 9th for the US premiere of The Great Bear Sea at One Longfellow Square in Portland, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A. The Great Bear Sea is a wild expanse of ocean where whales, wolves, bears and humans thrive in rich coastal ecosystems. It’s also a place where worlds collide – a place full of historic conflicts, emerging struggles over ocean resources, and now, globally leading solutions.

The Great Bear Sea Film Screening and Panel Discussion 

When: March 9, 2016; 6:00pm – 8:15pm
Where: One Longfellow Square, at the corner of Congress and State Streets, Portland, ME
On-street parking is free after 6 pm, and The Westin parking garage is nearby.

Free admission & refreshments

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Come learn about the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan being released for public review this spring and discuss how we can help sustain our marine environment, livelihoods and cultures. 

An interactive panel discussion takes place after the film, with: 
Rick Getchell, All Nations Global Solutions and Northeast Regional Planning Body Tribal Co-Lead
Richard Nelson, Commercial Fisherman, Captain F/V Pescadero
Aimee Bushman, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager, Conservation Law Foundation
Moderator: Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director, Island Institute

This event is hosted by the Island Institute, Friends of Casco Bay, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Maine Island Trail Association, New England Ocean Cluster, Conservation Law Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, and Green Fire Productions. More details at

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