Looking to have a fishy February?
If so, you might want to check out some of these upcoming events:
- The New England Boat Show will be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from February 11 to February 19. Admission is $14 and gets you into the northeast’s largest boat show, described as “a marine marketplace and boater’s paradise like no other!” The Conservation Law Foundation will have a table with information about its ocean conservation work, and world-renowned National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry will make an appearance at the CLF table to display his new book, Ocean Soul, on Saturday, February 11.
- Chef Rich Garcia will be hosting a fish-butchering demo on the morning of February 13th in Boston. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend or get more info.
- The Harvard Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition Mollusks: Shelled Masters of the Marine Realm opens on February 18 and will explore the amazing diversity and history of mollusks—snails, clams, squid and other invertebrates that comprise almost a quarter of all known marine species. On February 16, Professor Gonzalo Giribet, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, will present the exhibition opening lecture, which will discuss how mollusks have adapted, survived, and thrived since the pre-Cambrian era and will also explore the potential benefits of mollusks from medicine to human health. Lecture is free and open to the public.
- The Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association will be hosting “Meet the Fleet,” a series of seminars and cooking demonstrations, to educate people about the ins and outs of the fishing industry and how important it is to New England’s cultural heritage and local economy. The events will take place in Chatham, MA on the last Tuesday of the month from February through June from 5:30-7:00 p.m. First up: a discussion about Atlantic herring on February 28. (RSVP required.)
- SeaWeb’s 10th International Seafood Summit will be held September 6-8, 2012 at the Kowloon-Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong, China. This year’s theme is “Evolving Solutions for New Horizons,” and proposals are being accepted through February 29.