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“For the past 62 years the Maine Lobstermen’s Association has advocated for lobstermen from all parts of the Maine coast. Its longevity is due to the men and women who make up its membership. Staying strong and relevant means successfully drawing new members into the association year after year..”
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URGENT!  Support the MLA Legal Defense Fund

The MLA is fighting to save Maine’s lobster fishery. We are making progress but we need YOUR support. Please make your generous donation to MLA’s Legal Defense Fund today.  Find out more here


Get the most recent information about Financial Resources for the lobster industry here

This page lists the multiple ways fishermen, sternmen and others in Maine lobster industry can find financial relief. CLICK HERE


Online Auction was a success!

We raised 4500 dollars from the online auction that Rebecca Spear hosted this past week! We just wanted to say a big thank you everyone to who donated items and to everyone who participated and bid on them.

MLA President speaks to President Trump

MLA President Kristan Porter had an opportunity to speak to President Trump on his recent trip to Maine. You can read Kristan’s statement here.





**Most Events Currently Canceled – Please check websites FMI
May 4 @ 3:39 pm – Jul 17 @ 4:39 pm

****Due to the Corona Virus and the outbreak of COVID 19 in Maine, most meetings and events have been canceled or are web based only. Please check the website of an event for more information. 

This includes Aquaculture Hearings which are being canceled meeting by meeting. Please click HERE for the most updated hearing schedule. 

Moosabec Reach Lobster Boat Races @ US Coast Guard Station
Jul 4 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

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

Stonington Lobster Boat Races *CANCELED* @ Stonington Harbor
Jul 12 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

The Fastest Boats on the Coast!

Overnight docking and fuel is available at Billings Diesel & Marine Service. There is a
public access boat ramp at Colwell’s next to the Isle au Haut Boat Services wharf.
Additional trailer parking is available at the ball field across from the Island Community
Registration for the races begins at 8:00am on the Stonington Commercial Fish Pier; this is
also the location of the Race Awards at the end of the event. Races start at 10:00am.
BE AWARE the red can on the north side of the track off the Isle au Haut Boat Services
wharf is marking a ledge. Remain on the south side.
The races will be broadcast on VHF Channel 10. For additional information contact – Genevieve McDonald @ 207 266 5113 or Cory
McDonald @ 207 664 4525.

Yarmouth Clam Festival *CANCELED*
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day
Friendship Lobster Boat Races @ Town Dock
Jul 19 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

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

Harpswell Lobster Boat Races -**CANCELED** @ Potts Harbor
Jul 26 all-day
Registration is at 8am at Erica’s Seafood
Race Starts at 11am

*In the event of bad weather the races will take place the following Sunday, August 2, 2020.*

The races are best watched by water, and will feature 31 race classes with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish. All race proceeds will be donated to The Harpswell Santa Fund.

About The Harpswell Lobster Boat Races
There is nothing more uniquely Maine than a day at the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races! For nearly 30 years, the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races have attracted fishermen, boat builders, and race fans alike due to the venue’s extreme beauty and fun, family atmosphere.

About Maine’s Lobster Boat Racing Association
Maine’s lobster boat racing circuit starts in Boothbay and ends in Portland, drawing boats from all over the state of Maine up and down the coast.

The townspeople of Harpswell, Maine have come together to rejoin Maine’s summer lobster boat racing circuit in 2019. “Anyone who knows Harpswell understands how much this event has meant to our town,” said Larry Ward, Harpswell Lobster Boat Races Committee Member. “We’ve been enjoying the races in our town for nearly 30 years, and most of us have grown up looking forward to them every Summer. It was a shame that Harpswell had to take a break due to a shortage of volunteers, but I can assure you we’re stronger than ever and we’re all committed to making this a great venue for locals, tourists and surrounding businesses for generations to come.”
Visit their facebook page for more information:
Harpswell Lobster Boat Races
Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Winter Harbor Town Dock
Aug 8 all-day

Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am

Boat race is part of the Downeast Maine Lobster Festival held in town!

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

Maine_lobstermens_assoc_logoCome join the Maine Lobstermen’s Association at the Winter Harbor Races! We’ll be at the pier ready to renew your membership, sell you some lobster themed gear or just answer your questions. All day!

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