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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.
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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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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.
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.