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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.


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.