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Maine Fishermen’s Forum @ Samoset Resort
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day

he Maine Fishermen’s Forum hosts fishermen, gear suppliers, scientists, government and other stakeholders to collaborate on all things fishing: markets, resource status, regulations, the latest in technology, the environment and more.  If it’s of interest to the fishing industry, chances are you’ll find it here.

Each year the Forum provides three days of free seminars for fishermen covering a wide range of topics such as the health of the lobster resource, commercial fishing safety, upcoming regulatory actions, and much more.  It’s the social event of the year for Maine’s fishing community with lots of informal socialzing and networking opportunities and an organized event each night including the seafood reception, Friday night Fish dinner, and a not to be missed banquet and dance on Saturday night.  Day trippers are welcome but there are a host of lodging options both on and off the resort.  We are a family-focused event with a full suite of children’s events.


MLA Annual Directors’ Meeting @ Samoset Resort
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Join us for our annual Directors Meeting taking place at the Fisherman’s Forum.  Guest speakers, free goodies, door-prizes, election of directors – it’s all happening here!

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

Happy Healthy Lobster Tour
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Back Again!

Jean LaVallee returns to tour the coast of Maine and Swans Island giving a free workshop on lobster biology and handling. This is a wonderful opportunity for harvesters, dockworkers and dealers to understand how we handle lobsters can make a difference to our bottom line. Stay tuned for more details!

Sponsored this year in conjunction with The State of Maine and Stonington Lobster Co-op, Swans Island Fisherman’s Co-op, Cranberry Isles Fisherman’s Co-op, Beals-Jonesport Co-op Inc., Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op and Port Clyde Fisherman’s Co-op.

Maine Maritime Museum 6th Annual “Voices of the Sea” – CANCELED @ Bull Feeney's
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Seafood Expo North America @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Mar 19 – Mar 21 all-day

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is North America’s largest seafood exposition. Thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world attend the annual, three-day exposition to meet, network and do business. Attending buyers represent importers, exporters, wholesalers, restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and other retail and foodservice companies. Exhibiting suppliers offer the newest seafood products, processing and packaging equipment, and services available in the seafood market. The exposition is sponsored by the National Fisheries Institute. is the official media. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications, the international leader in seafood-industry expositions and media.

MLA Trip to Boston Seafood Show (Seafood Expo North America) @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Mar 20 all-day

Join us for a trip to the Boston Seafood Show! This all day trip puts you on a luxury coach ride to and from Boston as well as admittance to the Exhibition Hall. See where Maine Lobster goes, who is buying it, and what its is competitors are in global seafood markets. It’s a don’t miss event!

  • Bus leaves from Bangor at 6 am
  • Stops in Augusta at 7:30
  • Portland 8:30
  • Kennebunk 9:15
  • Arrive in Boston about 10:45/11 am
  • Return to bus 4:45, Depart Boston 5 pm

Cost: $50 for MLA members and $60 for non-members




MLA Directors’ meeting @ Darby's Restaurant
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

11th Int’l Conference on Lobster Biology & Management @ Holiday Inn by the Bay
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

More information to follow as available