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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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Aug
5
Thu
Rising to the Challenge: Whales, Wind and Waves @ Blue Hill Public Library
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm

Join MCCF Executive Director, Paul Anderson, on Thursday, August 5 at 6:30pm at the Blue Hill Public Library as he discusses how a collaborative and ecosystem approach to science, management and engagement can help fishing communities to be resilient to change. Register online.

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Aug
9
Mon
Scoping Session- Restorative Aquaculture LLC in Harpswell @ Harpswell Town Hall
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Restorative Aquaculture LLC has scheduled a scoping session (i.e. informational meeting) for a proposed standard lease: a 9.89 acre site located in Middle Bay, east of Scrag Island. This proposal is for suspoended gear for Shellfish.

If the scoping session listed above is cancelled, an alternate scoping session will be held on August 11, 2021, at the same time and location. Notice of a cancellation will be posted on the Department’s website at https://www.maine.gov/dmr/index.html.

The applicant will present their draft plans to members of the public, who will then have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions of the applicant and provide feedback about the draft proposal. The purpose of the meeting is for the applicant to share their proposed plans with the public. It does not determine the final outcome of the proposals. Provided the applicant submits final applications, a public hearing(s) on those proposals would eventually be held. At the public hearing(s), DMR would take evidence and testimony about the proposals as they relate to the applicable lease decision criteria. A final decision would be based on the relevant evidence and testimony provided at the public hearing(s).

You can participate in the scoping session or contact the applicant. 

A copy of the draft lease application, which includes the applicant’s contact information is available on DMR’s website at: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/draftstandardapps.html.

 

Maine Department of Marine Resources Attn: Aquaculture Division 21 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0021

 

 

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Aquaculture Lease Hearing-Frenchmen Bay Oyster Co, Sorrento @ Sorrento Town Hall
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The DMR is holding a public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease application for the following:

 

Applicant Name and Lease Type Frenchman Bay Oyster Company, LLC ☐ Experimental Lease

Standard Lease

Culture Type Bottom culture

(No gear)

Suspended culture

(Gear on bottom and/or suspended)

Species Shellfish         ☐Marine algae         ☐Finfish                  ☐Other
General Location, Town West and South of Ingalls Island, Sullivan Harbor, Sorrento
Acreage Requested 5.85 acres
Lease Term Requested 20 years

 

The public hearing on this application has been scheduled as follow:

 

August 9, 2021

3:00 p.m.

Sorrento Town Hall

79 Pomola Avenue

Sorrento, ME 04677

 

If the public hearing listed above is postponed an alternate public hearing will be held on August 10, 2021 at the same time. Notice of a postponement will be posted on the Department’s website.

 

PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARING: Any interested person may attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease. To help manage the proceeding, interested persons need complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., July 25, 2021. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

 

Online registration can be completed at:

https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/meetinglist.html.

 

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m.,

July 25, 2021. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding. See the contact information below to request an intervenor application from DMR. You do not need to be an intervenor to participate in the proceeding.

 

INFORMATION ON DMR WEBSITE: See DMR’s website, for the lease application and DMR site report: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html .

 

Address questions to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Attn: Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

(207) 624-6567

Send e-mails to DMRaquaculture@maine.gov

 

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at:

(207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711

 

RELEVANT AUTHORITY: Chapter 2 of DMR regulations; 5 M.R.S.A. §9501 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072-A(1) et seq.

 

 

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Aug
14
Sat
Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Town Dock
Aug 14 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.


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Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
Aug 14 all-day

The 57th annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival will be held on August 14, 2021. Come for a fun-filled day of shopping and fun. This festival will feature 5k road race, blueberry pancake breakfast, a craft fair, lobster boat races, parade, delicious food and much more. Free admission. Hours: 9am-4:30pm

 

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Aug
15
Sun
Merritt Brackett Lobster Boat Races @ State Park Restaurant
Aug 15 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.


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Aug
17
Tue
Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies @ REACH Performing Arts Center
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm

Gather for an evening of music and words from a fishing community at the REACH Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00pm.

$25 general admission

Purchase tickets.

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Aug
21
Sat
Long Island Lobster Boat Races @ Ferry Dock
Aug 21 all-day

Sign up 10-11 am: Races start at 12am

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


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Aug
22
Sun
Portland Lobster Boat Races @ Portland Yacht Services
Aug 22 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.


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Aug
23
Mon
Aquaculture Lease Hearing-Wolfe Neck Oyster Co, LLC, Yarmouth @ American Legion Log Cabin or ONLINE
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The DMR is holding a public hearing to take evidence on an aquaculture lease application for the following:

 

Applicant Name and Lease Type  

Wolfe Neck Oyster Company, LLC

☐ Experimental Lease

Standard Lease

Culture Type Bottom culture

(No gear)

Suspended culture

(Gear on bottom and/or suspended)

Species Shellfish         ☐Marine algae         ☐Finfish                 ☐Other
General Location, waterbody, Town Southeast of Lanes Island, Casco Bay, Yarmouth
Acreage and Lease Term Requested 8.00 Acres Term: 10 Years

 

The public hearing on this application has been scheduled as follow:

 

August 23, 2021

3:00 p.m.

American Legion Log Cabin

196 Main St

Yarmouth ME 04096

Remote participation via Microsoft Teams

 If the August 23, 2021 public hearing is postponed or continued, an alternate public hearing will be held on August 24, 2021 at the same time and location. Notice of a postponement or a continuance will be posted on DMR’s ’website.

INFORMATION ON DMR WEBSITE: See DMR’s website for the lease application and DMR site report: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/leases/pending/index.html

 REGISTERING FOR THE HEARING: The hearing will be conducted in-person and remotely in accordance with the adjudicatory proceeding provisions of the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (5 M.R.S.A., ch. 375, subchapter 4). Persons wishing to attend the hearing and ask questions of the parties or testify under oath about the effect of the proposed lease must register to participate. Interested persons need to complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., August 8, 2021. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Online registration can be completed at: https://www.maine.gov/dmr/aquaculture/meetinglist.html.

INTERVENING: Applications to intervene need to be received by DMR no later than 5:00 p.m., August 8, 2021. DMR will decide whether to grant intervenor applications five days before the hearing. If you are granted intervenor status, you become a legal party to the proceeding. See the contact information below to request an intervenor application from DMR. You do not need to be an intervenor to participate in the proceeding.

 

 

 

Address questions to:

Maine Department of Marine Resources

Attn: Aquaculture Division

21 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0021

(207) 624-6567

Send e-mails to DMRaquaculture@maine.gov

 

For disability accommodations, contact Melissa Macaluso at:

(207) 624-6553, Melissa.Macaluso@maine.gov; or 877-243-2823, TTY 711

 

RELEVANT AUTHORITY: Chapter 2 of DMR regulations; 5 M.R.S.A. §9501 et seq. & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072(1) et seq., & 12 M.R.S.A. §6072-A(1) et seq.

 

 

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