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'Seas of Change' to Air on TV2

May 26, 2006 – In the Virgin Islands, once huge schools of spawning fish provided a seemingly endless bounty, but today spawning schools are disappearing and fishing grounds are being lost.
The Nature Conservancy, The Ocean Conservancy and the University of the Virgin Islands, in association with Friday's Films, have produced a half-hour documentary entitled, "Seas of Change: Spawning Aggregations in the Virgin Islands." The film will air on TV2 on World Oceans Day, at 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 8. Following the broadcast, UVI fisheries biologists and representatives from the two conservancies will participate in a special edition of "Talk 2" with Amos Carty at 9 p.m.
"Seas of Change" features local fishermen, UVI researchers and others in the community who care about the health of local fisheries. It tells the story of Virgin Islands spawning grounds, the struggle of fishermen to preserve their livelihoods and the scientists racing to understand how these huge schools of spawning fish can restore and maintain fish populations across the Caribbean.
For more information about the documentary or spawning aggregations, contact UVI's Richard Nemeth at 693-1381 or rnemeth@uvi.edu, The Nature Conservancy's Mark Drew at 773-5575 or mdrew@tnc.org or The Ocean Conservancy's Nick Drayton at 719-8950 or ndrayton@toc.org.

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