Community Events

Small Boats. Big Science.

Small Boats. Big Science. brings together our community, researchers, and commercial fishermen to discuss the latest scientific advancements and how they relate to our fleet, our environment, and our coastal communities. Stay tuned for upcoming events in this exciting speaker series.  Watch the recordings of past events here!

    Small Boats. Big Science. Black Sea Bass Surge: Climate Change Winners – July 2023

    Black sea bass have moved into New England. Join us to learn more about black sea bass and how fishermen are helping to improve our understanding of this tasty newcomer.

    Our featured scientist is Hannah Verkamp, a a fisheries research biologist with the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation. She works collaboratively with fishermen to conduct research on a wide range of fishery topics and species and is also passionate about science education and outreach. She will present on her research: Empowering Fishermen to Fill Data Gaps for a Rapidly Changing Fishery: A Case Study on Northern Black Sea Bass.

    Event Details:

    Monday July 31
    4:00 – 5:00 pm, doors open at 3:45

    1566 Main St, Chatham, MA


    This event is free, but a donation of $5 will reserve your seat and net you a container of Small Boats, Big Taste Haddock Chowder or Provençal Fish Stew to take home.

    Cods for the Cape – Fish Art Auction

    June 14 – 17, 2023

    We were thrilled to be part of this one-of-a-kind art auction for the fourth consecutive year. Artist and owner of Cottage, Aline Lindemann, graciously coordinated 12 local artists and their amazing artwork. 

    Thank you to all who participated in the bidding and to the artists for donating their artwork. This unique art auction was a tremendous success and raised close to $4,000! All proceeds benefit the Fishermen’s Alliance.

    A heartfelt thanks to the 2023 Featured Artists:

    Susan Adler, Gail Bor, Aine Cole, Natasha Farrell Manhardt, Koneta Hurlstone, Stacey Klimkosky, Lydia Mann, Isabelle Quinn, Stephanie Reeve, Anina Sinclair, Ted Skirvan and Sarah Thornington.

    To learn more about the artists, follow Cods for the Cape on Instagram.