There’s a section of the ocean along the border between the U.S. and Canada that’s considered a “gray zone.” It’s a stretch of over 200 square miles that the United States and Canada both have claimed. And in recent years, as seas warm and lobsters move north, the "gray zone" has become prime lobster fishing ground, sparking tension between American and Canadian lobstermen, both trying to capitalize on the catch.
A new documentary from David Abel and Andy Laub, Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds, highlights the increasing tension along this gray zone. John Dankosky speaks with David Abel about the documentary, and why this "gray zone" has become a place where we can see the effects of climate change coming to a head.
Lobster War is screening around New England. Find a screening near you here.