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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

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

Get the most recent information about COVID-19 and Maine’s lobster industry here.

As things change day to day, it’s important to keep abreast of how this pandemic is affecting our fishery and its day to day operations. CLICK HERE to find out more.

Delegation members Explain the Federal Stimulus Package

Senators Collins and King were on Maine Calling with Jennifer Rooks on Maine Public Radio on March 26 to answer questions about the federal relief available through the CARES Act. The two interviews combined run just under an hour, but are worth a listen.

Listen to Maine Calling with Senator King and Senator Calling (3/26/2020) The first interview is with Senator King; Senator Collins interview starts at 28:44

Link to Maine Calling with Congresswoman Pingree (3/30/2020)

Link to Maine Calling with Congressman Jared Golden (03/31/2020)


Berried Lobster Tagging Project in Grand Manan

Help us track berried lobsters! GMWSRS (Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station) is conducting a berried lobster tagging project that will be carried out this fall/winter in LFA 38.   Click here to read more and to get log sheets!


**Most Events Currently Canceled – Please check websites FMI
Mar 18 @ 3:39 pm – Apr 30 @ 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. 

New England Fishery Management Council Meeting- WEBINAR
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am – Apr 16 @ 12:00 am

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to federal and state travel restrictions and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the new coronavirus, COVID-19, the April Council meeting will be conducted by webinar. Please continue to monitor this webpage for additional information.

Register to Listen Live

New England Fishery Council Management Meeting Website


Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend &Trade Show- CANCELED @ Cape Cod Resort & Conference Ctr
Apr 16 – Apr 19 all-day
Keeper Fund Dinner Series – Geary’s @ Luke's Lobster Portland Pier
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Support the Maine Lobster Leadership Institute
Attend the Keeper Fund Dinner Series!

The Maine Lobster Leadership Institute recruites 15 to 20 lobstermen and women under the age of 40 to take part in a training program that allows for in depth exploration of various topics and hands on learning. Participants study lobster industry fundamentals – such as science, management and marketing – and take part in on-site learning experiences to reinforce those fundamentals. This program helps participants feel confident as future leaders of the lobster fishery.

Beer Dinner Featuring Geary’s

The events will feature lobster-fishermen and alumni of the Maine Lobster Leadership Institute. Tickets include a complimentary welcome drink and passed appetizer followed by a 3 course meal with drink pairings. Menus will vary from event to event but all three events will feature plenty of lobster!

Boothbay Lobster Boat Race @ Boothbay Harbor
Jun 20 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.


Rockland Lobster Boat Races @ Rockland Harbor
Jun 21 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.

Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Bass Harbor
Jun 28 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.

Click here to see more events