Events

Stay up to date on upcoming events with the MLA calendar. We post MLA meetings, trainings, festivals and openings as well as other events that pertain to the lobster industry. You can sort by category or tags (i.e.lobster boat races).  Let us know if you have something to post! 207-967-4555 or andi@mainelobstermen.org

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Nov
20
Mon
NEFMC Herring Advisory Panel Meeting @ Holiday Inn
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm
  • 10:00 a.m.  Introductions, Opening remarks, and agenda review
  • (Bert Jongerden, Chairman)
  • 10:10 Review Amendment 8 alternatives to address potential localized depletion
  • and user conflicts in the herring fishery.
  • 10:30 Discuss outstanding issue relative to which fishing activities would be impacted by the alternatives under consideration to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts in the herring fishery.
  • 11:30 Review draft analysis of impacts and provide input on questions to the AP
  • related to potential effort shifts from measures under consideration.
  • 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 2:15 Continue review of draft analysis and potentially select a preferred alternative for measures to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts in the herring fishery.
  • 3:30 Discuss recommendations for Herring Research Set-Aside research priorities for fishing years 2019-2021 and discuss any challenges the program has had in recent years.
  • 5:00 Other Business
  • If you would like your written comments to be considered at this meeting, they must be received at the NEFMC office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Please address them to Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies. Email submissions should be sent to
    For information about meeting materials and detailed agenda, please consult the Council’s website at

 

Zone E Council Meeting @ Lincoln County Communications Center
Nov 20 @ 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.

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Nov
21
Tue
Health Insurance Assistance @ Ellsworth Public Library
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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.

zone-council-lobster

 

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.

Dec
6
Wed
MLA Board of Directors meeting @ Darby's Restaurant and Pub
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The monthly meeting of the the MLA Board of Directors. For more information,or to attend,  call 967-4555.

Health Insurance Assistance @ Knox County Free Clinic
Dec 6 @ 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!

There are only 9 more days to sign up this year, don’t wait.

#Getcovered #EnrollbyDec15