Fishing for a Cleaner Barnegat Bay

Fishing for a Cleaner Barnegat Bay

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

CWFNJ has been working a consortium of partners to tackle a largely unknown problem with wide-ranging ecological effects – the deposits of abandoned crab traps and other fishing tackle that collect at the bottom of bays and other waterways. In New Jersey’s Barnegat Bay, decades of these abandoned traps create deadly conditions for crabs, fish, and threatened species like the area’s beloved Diamondback Terrapins, who enter the traps looks for food, and either drown or slowly starve to death. In the innovative program highlighted in this short documentary, fishermen are hired off-season to fish for these traps, pulling them up from the bottom of the bay and delivering them to the local power utility who burn them to produce electricity. This creates an additional source of income for local fishermen, additional power for the region, and a cleaner and safer bay for everyone. To capture this story, we used a wide range of techniques – from talking-head interviews to aerial videography to specialist wildlife videography to braving the freezing waters of the bay in boats in January!

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David Hoffman Producer, Writer, Director, Post-Production
Kay Hung Director of Photography
Ray Hennessey Wildlife Videography
Gene Huntington Aerial Videography
Angela Abel Camera and Production Assistant
Chesapeake Bay Project Additional Videography
Peter Getz Audio Recordist
Jeffrey Silady Chase Boat Captain

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TEAM

David Hoffman Producer, Writer, Director, Post-Production
Kay Hung Director of Photography
Ray Hennessey Wildlife Videography
Gene Huntington Aerial Videography
Angela Abel Camera and Production Assistant
Chesapeake Bay Project Additional Videography
Peter Getz Audio Recordist
Jeffrey Silady Chase Boat Captain
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David Wheeler

Executive Director
Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

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