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“For the past 62 years the Maine Lobstermen’s Association has advocated for lobstermen from all parts of the Maine coast. Its longevity is due to the men and women who make up its membership. Staying strong and relevant means successfully drawing new members into the association year after year..”
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Open Enrollment has begun! Don’t wait!
Open Enrollment only runs for 45 days until December 15th. Don’t miss out! The MLA has certified Navigators available to work with lobstermen and coastal communities. Call the office to find out more information or find out what plans are offered. We’ll be traveling up the coast too so check the Events calendar. Ready to enroll? Make an appointment now! 207-967-4555, email Bridget or click to find out more http://mainelobstermen.org/projects/health-insurance/
U Maine Aqua Ventus Subsea Cable Survey
A seabed geophysical survey has been scheduled for the Zone D area. This survey will help determine the cable path and assembly area for the The Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) floating offshore wind turbine demonstration project that requires a seabed survey of the cable route from the wind turbine array located approximately 2.5 miles (4.0km) south of Monhegan Island and running approximately 26km (14 nm) north to the Port Clyde area. It will also affect the Searsport area.
Steaming Ahead: The Impact of the MLA
On September 14, Maine Marine Patrol charged William Haas of Lamoine with fishing 44 traps over the limit, fishing untagged gear and fishing more traps per trawl than allowed. As a result of a new law put forward by the MLA during the past legislative session, Haas faces losing his license for at least three years, up to a maximum of 10 years. If he is found guilty, he may face further restrictions when he returns to lobster fishing. The DMR Commissioner also has the discretion
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The Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association’s Annual Weekend and Industry Trade Show 2018 planning is underway.
The event will be held on January 18-21, 2018 (Vendor set up is the 18th) at the Resort and Conference Center of Hyannis, MA 35 Scudder Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601