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MLA No Longer Provides Navigator

Due to recent Federal funding cuts, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association no longer has trained Navigators on staff. However, there are Navigators available statewide. Please see the list below for a local Navigator near you. You may also call the statewide navigator line at 1-855-806-7333.

Maine Navigator Agencies, 2019-2018
Midcoast Maine Community Action (MMCA)
Contact: Melissa Kettell
Navigator based in Bath;call about appointments in Damariscotta or Rockland

(207) 442-7963

The Opportunity Alliance (Cumberland County)

Contact: Kate Albert

Navigator based in Portland.

(207) 523-5045

Penquis (Penobscot & Piscataquis Counties)

Contact: Teri Cucinotti

Navigator based in Bangor.

(207) 973-3645

Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP)

Contact: Penny Peaslee

Navigator based in Belfast.

(207) 338-6809

York County Community Action Corporation (YCCAC)

Contact: Robin Bibber*

Navigators based in Sanford and Springvale. Call about appointments

 in Biddeford and Kittery.

(800) 965-5762

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Rhode Island Boat Show
Jan 4 @ 3:32 pm – Jan 6 @ 4:32 pm
Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend &Trade Show @ Cape Cod Resort & Conference Ctr
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day

Join the Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association’s for their Annual Weekend and Industry Trade Show 2019

A Full Slate of Activities For the Whole Family
  • A super exhibition of the latest goods and services that are important to the lobster/fishing industry as well as Gov. Agencies
  • Seminars—Friday and Saturday
  • Murder Mystery—Friday evening during dinner (6:30pm)
  • Craft—make you own special oil blends for relaxation, beauty, health and more
  • Cooking Demonstration Saturday
  • Super Silent Auction Saturday afternoon
  • The Caricature Guy Saturday afternoon
  • Banquet Awards Ceremony Saturday evening
  • Casino Night Saturday (9-11pm)
  • Children’s activity room Fri/Sat evening
  • There will be many raffles with cash prizes, free drawings and much more!
January 17—20 2019 Exhibit Hall hours are:
  • Thurs. (1/17/19) 9:00 (vendor set up)
  • Fri. 9:00am-5:00 pm
  • Sat. 9:00am-5:00 pm
  • Sun. 8:00am-10:00 am

American Lobster Benchmark Stock Assessment Workshop – ASFMC @ Mass Dept of Marine Fisheries
Jan 28 – Jan 31 all-day

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will hold the American Lobster BenchmarkStock Assessment Workshop at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, 836 South Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA. The stock assessment,which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020, will evaluate the health of the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank and Southern New England stocks and inform management of this species. The Commission’s stock assessment process and meetings are open to the public, with the exception of discussions of confidential data *, when the public will be asked to leave the room.

The Commission welcomes the submission of alternate assessment models. For alternate models to be considered, the model description, model input, final model estimates, and complete source code must be provided to Jeff Kipp, Senior Stock Assessment Scientist, at by December 28, 2018. Any models submitted without complete, editable source code and input files will not be considered.
ASMFC Winter Meeting @ Westin, Arlington VA
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all-day

Maine Fishermen’s Forum @ Rockport, Maine
Feb 28 @ 6:32 pm – Mar 2 @ 7:32 pm
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