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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Apr
19
Mon
A fishy tail about our food system- Talk via Zoom
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm

Registration required go to: umaine.edu/mitchellcenter to register.

In this talk, Josh will describe the recent emergence of alternative seafood networks in North America and their role in supporting resilient fishing communities.He will also discuss future work being done to better integrate seafood into ongoing discussions about local and regional food systems.

 

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Apr
22
Thu
Safety and Drill Conductor Training-USCG South Portland @ 259 High St
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm

Safety and Survival Training

Prepare for a full day of hands-on training in fighting fires, plugging leaks, and swimming to a life raft in a survival suit. This course is designed for all fishermen, including crewmen, to learn of hone fundamental survival skills like making a MAYDAY call, lighting flares and rescuing a person that falls overboard.

Drill Conductor Certification:

After completing the 1-day Safety and Survival Training Course, fishermen spend a second day learning how to lead monthly, on-vessel safety drills that are critical for building muscle memory and ensuring the crew retains their skills. Meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements under 46 CFR 28.270(c).

 

This free training is sponsored by Fishing Partnerships

 

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Apr
28
Wed
Protect The Gulf of Maine- Industry Rally @ Augusta Civic Center
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am

Informational Advance Check in

  • Sign up to volunteer at the protest
  • Pick up flyers and materials for signs
  • Buy shirts to support Maine fishermen
  • Ask questions, get more info, share ideas

Harpswell – Saturday April 17th, 12 – 4 pm, 11 Sea Escape Lane, Bailey Island

Contact Chris McIntire (406-0277) Herman Coombs (807-8596) or Matt Gilley (319-9590)

Trenton, Saturday April 17th, 12 – 4 pm, 150 Bar Harbor Rd, (Lobster207)

For more information contact Ginny Olsen (204-0556) or v.olsen@lobster207.com

Warren, Sunday April 18th, 1pm – 4 pm, 130 Atlantic Hgwy (George’s River Bait Co.)

Contact Gerry Cushman (975-5258) Dustin Delano (542-7241) Jim Wotton (592-5817)

 

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May
4
Tue
Maine Fishermen’s Forum Safety Seminar
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
In the last fifteen months, Maine’s fishing community lost eight men to several fishing related tragedies. Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. There are several simple precautions which dramatically improve your chances of surviving an accident at sea and coming home safely to your family.
Please mark your calendar today for a 90 minute safety seminar on May 4 at 5:00 PM, with panelists including the US Coast Guard and fishing accident survivor Mike Russo.
More event details will be posted next week.
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May
7
Fri
Herring Plan Development Team Conference Call
May 7 @ 2:09 pm – 3:09 pm

More details to come…..

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May
8
Sat
McMillan Offshore Training Day 3
May 8 all-day

McMillan Offshore Training

Location: Bucksport at Maine Maritime Academy Center for Professional Mariners

Contact: John McMillan

Training Available: F/V Drill Conductor Training

Click Here For More Information

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May
10
Mon
Notice of Remote Aquaculture Lease Hearing- Christopher Dickinson
May 10 @ 3:00 pm
Notice of Remote Aquaculture Lease Hearing- Christopher Dickinson

The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) announces the following remote aquaculture lease hearing: 

 

Date: May 10, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Summary: At the day and time listed above, DMR will hold a remote public hearing on the application of Christopher Dickinson for a 1.00-acre, 20-year standard aquaculture lease on a site located southwest of Hog Island, Damariscotta River, Towns of Damariscotta and Newcastle, for the suspended culture of American/Eastern oysters.

If the remote public hearing listed above is postponed, an alternate remote public hearing will be held on May 11, 2021 at the same time. Notice of a postponement will be posted on the Department’s website.

Interested persons may participate in the remote hearing by computer or phone. To help manage the proceeding, interested persons need complete an online registration form no later than 5:00 p.m., April 25, 2021. After the registration deadline, DMR will contact interested persons with information about how to join the remote hearing. If you are unable to register online or need assistance with the form, please contact DMR.

Online registration can be completed by clicking here

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

Questions may be directed to DMRAquaculture@maine.gov 

 

A copy of the lease application is available by clicking here.

A copy of the site report is available by clicking here

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Jun
2
Wed
Herring Advisory Panel
Jun 2 @ 2:12 pm – 3:12 pm

More details to come….

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Jun
4
Fri
Herring Committee
Jun 4 @ 2:13 pm – 3:13 pm

More details to come….

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Jun
19
Sat
Boothbay Harbor Lobster Boat Races @ Boothbay Harbor
Jun 19 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.


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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