Events

Stay up to date on upcoming events with the MLA calendar. We post MLA meetings, trainings, festivals and openings as well as other events that pertain to the lobster industry. You can sort by category or tags (i.e.lobster boat races).  Let us know if you have something to post! 207-967-4555 or andi@mainelobstermen.org

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May
24
Thu
Public Hearing: Herring Amendment 8 @ Samoset Resort
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New England Fishery Management Council is conducting seven public hearings to solicit comments on the alternatives under consideration in Draft Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. More specifically, the Council is seeking feedback from the public on which alternatives should be selected and why. These hearings are being held by the Council in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment during its September 2018 meeting in Plymouth, MA.
Documents will be posted on the Council’s website . For questions, contact the office at (978) 465-0492.
Members of the public may submit oral and/or written comments at any of the public hearings or submit written comments directly to the Council. Written comments must be received on or before close of business, Monday, June 25, 2018. Please note on your correspondence “DEIS for Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring FMP”. Written comments received on or before Monday, June 25, 2018 at close of business, as well as comments provided at the hearings, will be reviewed by the Council’s Herring Committee and full Council at subsequent meetings. Written comments should be sent to:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
New England Fishery Management Council
50 Water Street, Mill 2
Newburyport, MA 01950
Fax (978) 465–3116
Email: comments@nefmc.org
May
26
Sat
Damariscotta Mills Fishladder Restoration Festival @ Damariscotta Mills downtown
May 26 all-day

For the 3nd year we will have THE RUNNING WITH THE ALEWIVES 5K & 10K races. There will be lots of great food including pulled pork and chicken, oysters, lobster & crab rolls, hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches and more! The Chris Fitz Band will play Saturday night at the Lincoln Theater. The festival is an amazing community event!!

Penobscot Marine Museum Opens for the Season @ Penobscot Marine Museum
May 26 all-day

The 2018 Summer Season has begun! Stop by to see amazing displays of maritime history and more in our special collections:

Small Craft. Working and recreational boats from the early 20th century include a Beals Island lobster boat; a North Haven dinghy; a Lincolnville wherry; a Herreshoff 12 ½; peapods; dories; canoes; marine engines and lots more.

Marine Art. We have a world-class collection of 19th century marine art featuring Thomas and James Buttersworth, Robert Salmon, and Antonio Jacobsen; ship portraits and port paintings from around the world; ships’ figureheads; dioramas and shadowboxes.

Furniture, crafts and domestic furnishings. In addition to domestic manufactures of the 19th century, many Searsport homes were furnished with a wealth of fascinating objects from the Orient, brought back by local sea captains. Our fully-furnished sea captain’s house shows how a 19th century home might have looked, with objects ranging from grandfather clocks and cuff crimpers to “larding needles” (to insert more fat into meat), hooked rugs, traveling desks, Chinese sewing boxes, oil portraits, and a piano with mother-of-pearl keys.

Tools. Artifacts of economic labor abound in the Working The Bay exhibit. You’ll see the tools used by Penobscot Bay’s loggers, farmers, ice harvesters, ship builders and mariners.

Ship Models. You’ll see builder’s half-hull models; large-scale fully-rigged plank-on frame models; exquisite miniatures; a French prisoner’s model made of bone; presentation models; a working steam-powered tug model and more.

Scrimshaw. Our collection includes both inscribed and rare painted whales’ teeth; baleen and walrus ivory objects; and related craft pieces.

Photography. Over 100,000 items, including collections from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company and Atlantic Fisherman; and work by photographers Carroll Thayer Berry, Charles R. Coombs and Joanna Colcord.

Special Exhibits. Every season there are special and temporary exhibits that feature rarely-seen gems from our collections and items on loan. See the Home Page and Calendar of Events for details.

Jun
6
Wed
Green Crab Summit @ O'Maine Studios
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

Green Crab Fishery and Market Development to Mitigate the Impacts of an Invasive Species

Join us at O’Maine Studios this summer for the Green Crab Working Summit. The summit is designed for fishermen, chefs, consumers, anyone in the seafood industry, regulators, scientists and educators who have been thinking about, studying or already fishing for, or eating green crabs. Let’s come together to strategize on how to develop a viable fishery and markets for this invasive crab — a delicious, plentiful and full of potential crustacean that is wreaking havoc economically and environmentally!

The two-day agenda will include speakers from chefs to educators to scientists, cooking demonstrations, round-table discussions, and opportunities to make connections and strategize. This summit is an excellent opportunity to learn from each other, network and strategize on how best to mitigate the impacts of this invader.

Register early! Space is limited!

Sponsored by Sea Grant NH, Manomet, and the NH extension

Jun
12
Tue
Public Hearing: Herring Amendment 8 @ Holiday Inn by The Bay
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The New England Fishery Management Council is conducting seven public hearings to solicit comments on the alternatives under consideration in Draft Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. More specifically, the Council is seeking feedback from the public on which alternatives should be selected and why. These hearings are being held by the Council in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment during its September 2018 meeting in Plymouth, MA.
Documents will be posted on the Council’s website . For questions, contact the office at (978) 465-0492.
Members of the public may submit oral and/or written comments at any of the public hearings or submit written comments directly to the Council. Written comments must be received on or before close of business, Monday, June 25, 2018. Please note on your correspondence “DEIS for Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring FMP”. Written comments received on or before Monday, June 25, 2018 at close of business, as well as comments provided at the hearings, will be reviewed by the Council’s Herring Committee and full Council at subsequent meetings. Written comments should be sent to:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
New England Fishery Management Council
50 Water Street, Mill 2
Newburyport, MA 01950
Fax (978) 465–3116
Email: comments@nefmc.org
Jun
13
Wed
MLA Board of Directors Meeting- Date change @ Nautilus Restaurant
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

please note: the date has been changed from the first Wednesday in June to Wednesday June 16th.

**Please note our new location! Nautilus Restaurant at 3 Main St, Belfast. **

The monthly meeting of the the MLA Board of Directors. For more information or to attend,  call 967-4555.

Jun
16
Sat
Maine Lobster Boat Race- Boothbay Harbor @ Boothbay Harbor
Jun 16 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.

Jun
17
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race- Rockland @ Rockland Harbor
Jun 17 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.

Jun
20
Wed
Public Hearing Webinar: Herring Amendment 8
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The New England Fishery Management Council is conducting seven public hearings to solicit comments on the alternatives under consideration in Draft Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. More specifically, the Council is seeking feedback from the public on which alternatives should be selected and why. These hearings are being held by the Council in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Council plans to take final action on the amendment during its September 2018 meeting in Plymouth, MA.
Documents will be posted on the Council’s website . For questions, contact the office at (978) 465-0492.
Members of the public may submit oral and/or written comments at any of the public hearings or submit written comments directly to the Council. Written comments must be received on or before close of business, Monday, June 25, 2018. Please note on your correspondence “DEIS for Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring FMP”. Written comments received on or before Monday, June 25, 2018 at close of business, as well as comments provided at the hearings, will be reviewed by the Council’s Herring Committee and full Council at subsequent meetings. Written comments should be sent to:
Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director
New England Fishery Management Council
50 Water Street, Mill 2
Newburyport, MA 01950
Fax (978) 465–3116
Email: comments@nefmc.org
Webinar registration
To register for the webinar hearing on June 20, please go to the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6985865165132506115. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. To provide a high-quality experience for all attendees, if you plan to call in to the webinar via telephone and wish to ask questions or provide testimony, you must use an audio pin. To get an audio pin, which will be unique to you, register via the link above, and log in to the webinar through the GoToWebinar application on a computer or mobile device. Once you are logged in, the audio pin will be shown on the display.
The audio pin will allow you to raise your hand to ask a question or provide testimony. The audio pin allows staff to call on attendees individually and unmute participants one at a time to ask a question or provide a comment. If you call in without an audio pin, you will be in listen- only mode for the duration of the webinar. Alternatively, you may use a microphone and speakers on your computer or mobile device to participate. The phone number for the webinar is (415) 930-5321 and the access code is 346-818-026. These meetings will be recorded. Consistent with 16 USC 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities
Jun
24
Sun
Maine Lobster Boat Race – Bass Harbor @ Bass Harbor
Jun 24 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.