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Cine Hosts Fundraiser to Support Georgia Oyster/Fishing Industry

Cine is hosting an event Thursday evening aimed at raising awareness about fishing issues in Georgia. The Reviving Georgia’s Seafood Heritage event will feature art, food and film. An exhibit by artist Alan Campbell will be featured. He says the event will also help to support efforts to grow aquaculture in the state.

“This is a collaboration with the UGA Marine Service Sea Grant Program at the University of Georgia and it involves their initiative out of their Savannah location at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography where they have an oyster hatchery,” Campbell said. “And what they’re working on is a business model to share with the oystermen and entrepreneurs up and down the coast to help create a new industry in raising commercial oysters for the restaurant trade as opposed to the cluster oysters you see everybody having oyster roasts with.”

The event will also feature a book discussion by Andre Gallant discussing his book, “A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster, and a screening of the coastal documentary, “Shifting Baselines,” by Blue Voyage Productions.

The National and Seabear Oyster Bar are providing dishes for the event.

Members of the community can still view the art exhibit and see the film at Cine after the event.

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