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With major issues facing Maine’s lobster industry, Your membership matters more than ever. Join or renew today.

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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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Current News

Support the MLA Legal Defense Fund




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

Diabetes Risk Prevention Program Available to Maine Lobstermen

If you’re overweight, physically inactive, or 45+ years old, you may be at risk for this silent killer. As an MLA member, you can delay or even reverse the onset of diabetes with The Preventive Plan, a wellness program we’re making 100% free to you… Space is limited, so find out if you are at risk, and reserve your seat today: https://www.uspm.com/dpp/

10/25/20: Berried Lobster Tagging Project Continues in Grand Manan

 Found a tagged lobster? Found a lobster with a funny grey Tidbit? It’s the Grand Manan Whale Seabird Research Station lobster tagging study! Find out how to REPORT A TAGGED LOBSTER here.

 


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Dredging

Financial Resources (COVID)

Research (lobster tagging)

Surveys

 

 

Events

Feb
17
Wed
NMFS Online Public Hearing on Proposed Whale Rules (Mass Outer Cape & NH- LMA1) @ ONLINE
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the NMFS Events page:

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is holding public hearings and requesting comments on the proposed rule to reduce entanglement in trap and pot fisheries for right, humpback, and finback whales.

We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in northeast commercial lobster and crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

We are holding public hearings to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. This session will be focused on the proposed requirements for Massachusetts (Outer Cape and LMA1) and New Hampshire (LMA1) though all may attend. If you are unable to attend you may access a pre-recorded version of the slides to learn more about the rule.

Webinar Information

Information on how to register

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9052868981551517196

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Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

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Feb
23
Tue
Herring Advisory Panel Webinar
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am

No information yet on the NEFMC website!

Check in here for more update!

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NMFS Online Public Hearing on Proposed Whale Rules (Southern Maine) @ ONLINE
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the NMFS Events page:

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is holding public hearings and requesting comments on the proposed rule to reduce entanglement in trap and pot fisheries for right, humpback, and finback whales.

We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in northeast commercial lobster and crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

We are holding public hearings to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. This session will be focused on the proposed requirements for Southern Maine though all may attend. If you are unable to attend you may access a pre-recorded version of the slides to learn more about the rule.

Webinar Information

Information on how to register

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4167147282087010060

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Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

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Feb
24
Wed
NMFS Online Public Hearing on Proposed Whale Rules (Northern Maine) @ ONLINE
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

From the NMFS Events page:

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is holding public hearings and requesting comments on the proposed rule to reduce entanglement in trap and pot fisheries for right, humpback, and finback whales.

We are proposing to amend the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in northeast commercial lobster and crab trap/pot fisheries to meet the goals of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

We are holding public hearings to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. This session will be focused on the proposed requirements for Northern Maine though all may attend. If you are unable to attend you may access a pre-recorded version of the slides to learn more about the rule.

Webinar Information

Information on how to register

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/266620986458633996

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Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

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Feb
25
Thu
Herring Committee Webinar
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am

No information yet on the NEFMC website!

Check here for any updates!

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Mar
4
Thu
Maine Fishermen’s Forum- **CANCELED** @ Rockport, Maine
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day

To the Maine Commercial Fishing Industry:

It is with reluctance and deep regret that the Forum Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2021 Maine Fishermen’s Forum.

There is no possible way that we can protect our Forum participants in such a tight environment, due to COVID-19 and required safety restrictions.

The Board intends to continue serving the commercial fishing industry throughout 2021. We will be meeting soon to discuss options, and will share more details as they become available. Please check our website or Facebook page for updates.

At this point, we have every intention of holding the Forum on March 3, 4 and 5, 2022. Please mark your calendars and we truly hope to see you there.

In the meantime, we wish you the best over the coming year, and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

Good fishing!

Steve Train
President
Maine Fishermen’s Forum

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Jun
19
Sat
Boothbay Harbor Lobster Boat Races-TENTATIVE @ Boothbay Harbor
Jun 19 all-day

This event is currently tentative and more details will follow.

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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