Tag: maine lobstermen

COVID-19 Financial Resources

Note the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) closed on August 8th, 2020 but the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs have received a second round of funding. EIDL loan applications are now being accepted. Federal Stimulus Overview: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. There… Read more »

COVID-19 Updates for the Lobster Industry

Go to DMR Notices     Go to Effect on the Industry   Go to Resources and Notices for Direct-to-Consumer sales  Go to Small Business Information     Go to public letters in support of Maine’s Lobster Fishery For the most up-to-date news about Covid-19 in Maine: CLICK HERE DMR Notices See wet storage waived… 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 »

The Maine Lobster Industry and Right Whales

This op-ed piece appeared in the December 2018 issue of Right Whale News, an independent forum  and publication of The Associated Scientists of Woods Hole.  It is published online through the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. The Maine lobster industry has been actively engaged in efforts to protect right whales since the Take Reduction Team… Read more »