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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 http://mainelobstermen.org/projects/health-insurance/

 


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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Events

Nov
27
Mon
Zone A Council meeting @ Washington Academy Library
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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 sarah.cotnoir@maine.gov or 207-624-6596.

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Nov
28
Tue
Zone B council meeting @ MDI High School Library
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 sarah.cotnoir@maine.gov or 207-624-6596.

Nov
29
Wed
ASFMC Northern Shrimp Panel & Advisory Panel Meeting @ Westin Harborview hotel
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section (Section) and Advisory Panel (AP) will meet on November 29, 2017 to consider specifications for the 2018 fishing season. The AP will meet in the morning (10 – 11:30 a.m.) to formulate recommendations for the Section’s consideration, and the Section will meet in the afternoon (1 – 3:30 p.m.) to set the specifications.

Health Insurance Assistance @ Knox County Free Clinic
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Need help enrolling in health insurance and would prefer to talk to someone face to face?  Join MLA Navigator Bridget Thornton at the Knox County Free Clinic to get ask questions or get enrolled!  With only 45 days to sign up this year, don’t wait. #Getcovered #EnrollbyDec15

Dec
5
Tue
NE Fisheries Management Council Meeting @ Hotel Viking
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

The 18-member Council meets five to six times annually, usually for three consecutive days. Venues are chosen because of their proximity to New England ports or because they are centrally located to accommodate attendees.Please click HERE for this meeting’s agenda.

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