The public is invited to attend a free viewing of Mullet: A Tale of Two Fish 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Mote's WAVE Center.
The one-hour TV documentary is a production of WGCU Public Media and tells the long and storied history of one of Florida’s most underappreciated fish including its importance as a food source for Native Americans, Spanish explorers and early Florida pioneers. The program also explores the rise and fall of Florida’s commercial mullet fishing industry in the 20th century.
Panelists will include Dr. Kenneth Leber, associate vice president for research and program manager of Mote's Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement; Dr. Kevan Main, program manager of Mote's Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture Research Program; two time James Beard Nominated Chef Steve Phelps of Indigenous Restaurant; Ed Chiles of Chiles Restaurant Group and partner in the Anna Maria Fish Company; and local fisherman Nathan Meschelle.
This screening is part of Eat Local Week. To learn more, visit http://www.transitionsrq.org/food/week/
Mote Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, closing at 1 p.m. due to anticipated traffic from Friday-evening road closures announced by the Town of Longboat Key.
(Normal hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., resume Saturday, Feb. 29.)