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“For the past 62 years the Maine Lobstermen’s Association has advocated for lobstermen from all parts of the Maine coast. Its longevity is due to the men and women who make up its membership. Staying strong and relevant means successfully drawing new members into the association year after year..”
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 Open Enrollment has begun! Don’t wait!

Open Enrollment only runs for 45 days until December 15th. Don’t miss out! The MLA has certified Navigators available to work with lobstermen and coastal communities.  Call the office to find out more information or find out what plans are offered.  We’ll be traveling up the coast too so check the Events calendar. Ready to enroll? Make an appointment now! 207-967-4555, email Bridget or click to find out more


U Maine Aqua Ventus  Subsea Cable Survey

A seabed geophysical survey  has been scheduled for the Zone D area.  This survey  will help determine the cable path and assembly area for the The Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) floating offshore wind turbine demonstration project that requires a seabed survey of the cable route from the wind turbine array located approximately 2.5 miles (4.0km) south of Monhegan Island and running approximately 26km (14 nm) north to the Port Clyde area. It will also affect the Searsport area.

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Steaming Ahead: The Impact of the MLA

On September 14, Maine Marine Patrol charged William Haas of Lamoine with fishing 44 traps over the limit, fishing untagged gear and fishing more traps per trawl than allowed. As a result of a new law put forward by the MLA during the past legislative session, Haas faces losing his license for at least three years, up to a maximum of 10 years. If he is found guilty, he may face further restrictions when he returns to lobster fishing. The DMR Commissioner also has the discretion

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Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Board Meeting @ The Island Institute
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MLMC logoFor more information, call 207-541-9310 or email

Lobster Advisory Council Meeting @ DMR - Marquardt Bldg Room 118
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

During November, there will be a round of Lobster Zone Council meetings with the primary focus on the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

These meetings will be an opportunity to hear from a representative of the Collaborative about the strategy used to market Maine lobster and about the results of an independent third party audit of the MLMC’s programs since its inception.

Following the Lobster Zone Council Meetings, the Collaborative will present this same information to the Lobster Advisory Council and finally to the Marine Resources Committee in 2018.

Where the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative sunsets in 2018, we urge people to attend a meeting to hear the presentation, to ask questions, and to provide constructive feedback that will help inform the Lobster Advisory Council’s discussions.

Based on the outcome of the audit and with consideration of any recommendations by the Lobster Advisory Council, the Marine Resources Committee may report out a bill to the Legislature to reauthorize the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Cotnoir at or 207-624-6596.




Fishing Fallacies: Modern Realities of Harvesting Fish From the Sea @ GMRI
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the fifth and final session of our Fall 2017 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, “Debunking Ocean Myths.”

Throughout the series, our speakers will challenge some of the commonly held beliefs associated with their areas of expertise. Our journey concludes with Fourth Generation Commercial Fishermen, Marty Odlin. 

Join us in December to hear his talk, “Fishing Fallacies: Modern Realities of Harvesting Fish From the Sea”. 

This is a free event open to the public. Register early; seating is limited. To register, please fill out this form.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available.



Dec 15 all-day

Today is the last day to enroll in  health insurance for 2018.  Visit and click on window shopping to get a fast quote on a plan. Or call MLA at 967-4555 or email for more info.


Shellfish Advisory Committee Meeting @ DMR Conference Room 118
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Follow the link above for more information about the Shellfish Advisory Council, previous minutes and the opportunity to sign up for email reminders.

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