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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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Canadian free trade agreement raising concerns in Maine

The European Union (EU) is one of Maine’s most important global markets. Maine’s exports to the EU topped $503 million in 2016, second only to its exports to Canada. Even with the rapid development of exports to China, Maine exports to the EU are nearly 2.5 times those to China.

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a comprehensive trade agreement between Canada and the EU, with one of its key provisions aimed
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Health Insurance And You: LOOKING AHEAD TO 2018

On April 18, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule to address certain issues with the health insurance marketplace and to provide flexibility to issuers to help draw healthy consumers to enroll in health coverage, improve the risk pool and bring stability to the individual markets, while increasing

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Music, lobster and …….. disruption!

The first album I ever bought was Led Zeppelin IV. I remember bringing it home and playing “Black Dog,” “Rock & Roll,” and “Stairway to Heaven” until I wore out the grooves.

Since then I have lived through a revolution in music delivery. From eighttracks and cassettes to CDs, many of us have bought the same music, over and over, to listen to on different delivery systems.
We did it for the convenience and the improved fidelity of the newest system. But no matter what the system, you still got stuck

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National Lobster Day!
Sep 25 all-day
NE Fisheries Management Council Meeting @ Beauport Hotel
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

The 18-member Council meets five to six times annually, usually for three consecutive days. Venues are chosen because of their proximity to New England ports or because they are centrally located to accommodate attendees.Please click HERE for this meeting’s agenda.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Board Meeting @ The Island Institute
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Blue Drinks – Salty Conversation & Refreshing Beverages @ Flight Deck Brewing
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Blue Drinks is hosted by the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association. This informal networking event is for those working in and around the seafood and fishing industries. Please join us for some salty conversation and a refreshing beverage. No panels. No speakers. No roundtables.

Pints on the Pier @ Maine Maritime Museum
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sample some of the state’s best brews while enjoying live music from The Squid Jiggers! Sunset over the Kennebec River sets the scene for an awesome party on the pier. Guests can enjoy samples of some of Maine’s finest hand-crafted beers from Boothbay Craft Brewery, Dirigo Brewing Company, Flight Deck Brewing, Funky Bow Beer Company, Portersfield Cider, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sheepscot Valley Brewing, and more. Food will be available on-site from Glidden Point Oyster Farms, Ottodog, and Taco the Town.

This is a 21-plus event. Admission includes all samples and one hotdog.

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