SHELLSHOCKED TO SCREEN AT THE SHOWROOM IN ASBURY

Oysters. Maybe not the most exciting thing in the world. But oysters, aside from satisfying foodies from here to the South of France, play a pivotal role in the world’s ecosystem. And they are just about extinct thanks to the mass consumption of us humans. A new documentary, SHELLSHOCKED, aims to shine a big fat spotlight on the issue here at home in New York and the Jersey Shore.

The film follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared ‘the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth’ and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back to the former oyster capital of the world – New York Harbor.

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SHELLSHOCKED will screen at The Showroom (707 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park) on Friday, March 22nd at 5:30PM. The showing will benefit Forty North Oyster Farm in Mantoloking, NJ which lost oysters, equipment and their boat during Hurricane Sandy. A Q & A with the film’s director Emily Driscoll and farm owner Matt Gregg will follow. An oyster shucking and tasting will follow the film at Brickwall Tavern (522 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park).

Tickets are $13.00. FOR TICKETS and INFORMATION visit FACEBOOK.COM/FORTYNORTH or SHELLSHOCKEDMOVIE.COM  to find a showing.

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