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

Back to Our Work

National Lobster Day!
Sep 25 all-day
NE Fisheries Management Council Meeting @ Beauport Hotel
Sep 26 – Sep 28 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.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Board Meeting @ The Island Institute
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Blue Drinks – Salty Conversation & Refreshing Beverages @ Flight Deck Brewing
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Blue Drinks is hosted by the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association. This informal networking event is for those working in and around the seafood and fishing industries. Please join us for some salty conversation and a refreshing beverage. No panels. No speakers. No roundtables.

Pints on the Pier @ Maine Maritime Museum
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sample some of the state’s best brews while enjoying live music from The Squid Jiggers! Sunset over the Kennebec River sets the scene for an awesome party on the pier. Guests can enjoy samples of some of Maine’s finest hand-crafted beers from Boothbay Craft Brewery, Dirigo Brewing Company, Flight Deck Brewing, Funky Bow Beer Company, Portersfield Cider, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sheepscot Valley Brewing, and more. Food will be available on-site from Glidden Point Oyster Farms, Ottodog, and Taco the Town.

This is a 21-plus event. Admission includes all samples and one hotdog.

MLA Directors’ meeting @ Darby's Restaurant
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For more information including agenda or attending the meeting, please call the MLA office, 207-967-4555.

Maine Hearing on Menhaden @ Log Cabin
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Here is your opportunity to comment on the draft amendment for Atlantic Menhaden management.  Public comments are being taken until October 20th, 2017.

This event is a public forum hosted by Maine DMR.  The Amendment can be read by clicking HERE.

Sea State Lecture: Climate Myths and Legends: Heroes, Oracles, and Climate Change @ GMRI
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the third 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 continues with GMRI Chief Scientific Officer, Andy Pershing. 

Join us in October to hear his talk, “Climate Myths and Legends: Heroes, Oracles, and Climate Change.” For more than 50 years, scientists have been warning that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes the Earth warmer. However, a substantial number of people, especially in the US, disagree with the scientific consensus. Andy will give an overview of the scientific basis of human-caused climate change, dispel some lingering myths, and then discuss how climate change is another example of the challenging and occasionally tragic interaction between heroes and oracles.

This is a free event open to the public. Register early; seating is limited. To register, please click here. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available.

Maine Lobster Boat Race Annual Meeting @ Robinson's Wharf
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Jeezum jumped up jimminy, where did the summer go?

Awards banquet is on October 14th at Robinsons Wharf

Send your RSVP to (207) 223-8846

MLBRA Meeting takes place at 1700 hrs, you MUST be a member to vote or make motions. This is our annual meeting where we get things done for the upcoming season. If you have any gripes or ideas that you want to get out this is where you do it.

Schmoozing time is directly following the meeting with all of the hooting and hollering that goes along with having a good time.

Dinner is at 1900. Be prompt or get the “Chef’s special”


Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing.   Listen on VHF 10.

Hard Tellin’ Event @ Frontier Cafe
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hard Tellin’ @ Frontier: October 24, 6:00 PMJoin us at the Frontier on October 24 for a fun evening. We will be featuring all of our awesome Hard Tellin’ videos, including a new one with Frontier’s very own Chef Noly Lopez. Hang out with MCFA and some of our friends to watch these great videos with a question and answer panel to follow, including a discussion on how digital story-telling can positively impact Maine’s fisheries, other natural resources, and climate change.