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Exhibition In the cracks

October 08, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Moncton

A fascinating exhibition, a contemporary exhibition.

In the cracks, it is at first, the story of the Great fishing, distance fishing for cod in the waters of Newfoundland, Labrador, Iceland and Greenland: five centuries incredibly technical, economic and human adventure to run a long time appeared as an inexhaustible resource windfall. This is the story of thousands of sailors every year parties in difficult and dangerous conditions that inspires, from the late nineteenth century, many artists, writers, illustrators, filmmakers, whose works will be presented.

This "Great fishing" so lucrative for centuries has made us forget that no resource is inexhaustible. The history of cod fishing in Newfoundland, for what it has to copy, invites us to think about the consequences of poor management of the seas.

Secondly, this exhibition will give a voice to many actors in the debate: scientists, policy makers, fishermen, shipowners and associations engaged in the defense of the environment and biodiversity. Visitors can interact with these stakeholders through innovative multimedia devices and ask topical questions: deep sea fishing, discards, aquaculture, the future of fishing and fishermen ... But because they are also consumers, visitors will be offered tools to better consume and how "responsible / sustainable." 

The sea is the future of our planet and management of marine resources is a major issue, a critical issue today. Several personalities, Isabelle Autissier (President of WWF France), Erik Orsenna (writer and member of the French Academy), Gilles Boeuf (President of the National Natural History Museum) remember it with conviction.

Thus, by linking adventure of the cod fishery and the current situation, the National Marine Museum wishes - for the first time - address within one of its temporary exhibitions a contemporary topic, allow everyone to question respect for marine resources as well as his role as a consumer and citizen.