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Why signing up for health insurance is a good investment
Most people tend to put off their health care needs when they are not enrolled in health insurance. Having worked with lobstermen on signing up for health insurance over the past two years, I realize how much people compromise taking care of their health when they don’t have health insurance coverage.
The MLA is a membership organization, which means we can’t do it without you. In the ten months I have been here, I have been nothing but impressed. Impressed with conversations I have had with members, prospective members or non-members. Your passion for the lobster industry shone through in every conversation I had, even when you disagreed.
MLA Update: September 2016
DMR hearings on Statewide Double Tagging, changes to Swans Island conservation area
The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has scheduled four public hearings to take comments on proposed rules to require 1) the use of second zone lobster trap tags statewide; 2) the removal of the registration period for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation area; 3) a change in the maximum allowable number of lobster trap tags for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area from 475 to 600 traps (for consistency with a previous law change); and 4) the creation of an island limited entry program for Swans Island.
Eat some tasty Pizza at Otto Yarmouth! Sit down or take-out, or buy a gift card or t-shirt if you are not hungry. A portion of all sales goes towards the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance. Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry. Find out more at www.ottoportland.com.