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Berried Lobster Tagging Project in Grand Manan

Help us track berried lobsters! GMWSRS (Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station), phone # (506-662-3804) is conducting a berried lobster tagging project that will be carried out this fall/winter in LFA 38. Each tag has GMWSRS contact info and a unique number, one for each lobster. They are interested in knowing where lobstermen might… Read more »

MLA Withdraws from TRT April 2019 Agreement Due to “serious data flaws”

New analysis raises doubt on the effectiveness of a right whale protection agreement established in April On August 30, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association (MLA) sent a letter to Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries, withdrawing support for the April 2019 Take Reduction Team (TRT) agreement due to serious flaws in the data presented to the… Read more »

DMR Spring Trawl 2019

Spring Trawl Survey starts April 29 The Spring ME-NH trawl survey conducted by the State of Maine, Department of Marine Resources is scheduled to begin April 29 in New Hampshire, working east to Lubec. The ME-NH trawl survey provides valuable information for the management of important commercially harvested species. Gear in the path of scheduled tows… Read more »

Entertainment Discounts

Looking to take the family out for a fun show? The Maine Lobstermen’s Association has teamed up with the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland Maine for discount tickets to some shows. Too far from Portland you say? Check out discounts at local hotels in Scarborough (10 minutes from downtown Portland) on down on the Portland… Read more »

MLA No Longer Provides Navigator Services

Due to recent Federal funding cuts, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association no longer has trained Navigators on staff. However, there are Navigators available statewide. Please see the list below for a local Navigator near you. You may also call the statewide navigator line at 1-855-806-7333. Maine Navigator Agencies, 2019-2018 Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) Contact: Stan… Read more »

Adaption to Whale Rules Part of Life for Maine’s Lobstermen

Maine is home to more than 4,800 licensed lobstermen operating along the coast. Those lobstermen represent fishing traditions that go back more than one hundred years. Within the small towns that dot the Maine coast, men and women head to sea each day as their parents and grandparents once did, using their hard-earned skills to… Read more »

Traditions Under Siege In Maine Lobster Fishery

Maine is home to more than 4,800 licensed lobstermen operating along the coast. Those lobstermen represent fishing traditions that go back more than one hundred years. Within the small towns that dot the Maine coast, men and women head to sea each day as their parents and grandparents once did, using their hard-earned skills to… Read more »

Amendment 8 – Atlantic Herring Changes Proposed

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… Read more »

Aqua Ventus Survey -Searsport

Survey Notice to Zone D License Holders near Searsport Matt Nixon, Survey Operations Manager (207) 852-3528 matthew.nixon@maine.edu Read the PDF here: SearsportSurvey-Final Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc., (Alpine) will conduct a geophysical survey for Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) on November 15 – November 19, weather permitting, west and south of Mack Point in Searsport, Maine…. Read more »