"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..” Read more here!

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Why signing up for health insurance is a good investment

Most people tend to put off their health care needs when they are not enrolled in health insurance. Having worked with lobstermen on signing up for health insurance over the past two years, I realize how much people compromise taking care of their health when they don’t have health insurance coverage.

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Membership Update

The MLA is a membership organization, which means we can’t do it without you. In the ten months I have been here, I have been nothing but impressed. Impressed with conversations I have had with members, prospective members or non-members. Your passion for the lobster industry shone through in every conversation I had, even when you disagreed.

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MLA Update: September 2016

DMR hearings on Statewide Double Tagging, changes to Swans Island conservation area
The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has scheduled four public hearings to take comments on proposed rules to require 1) the use of second zone lobster trap tags statewide; 2) the removal of the registration period for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation area; 3) a change in the maximum allowable number of lobster trap tags for the Swans Island Lobster Conservation Area from 475 to 600 traps (for consistency with a previous law change); and 4) the creation of an island limited entry program for Swans Island.

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Deadline for written comments: Double Tagging & SI proposal
Sep 29 all-day

Deadline is 5 pm today for written comments on DMR Rulemaking on statewide double tagging and the Swans island proposal. Submit comments to Sarah Cotnoir at 21 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333, phone: 624-6596 or emailed to

Land and Sea Colloquium @ Bowdoin College
Sep 29 all-day
Join Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center for a half-day Colloquium to explore a whole system approach to increased food production in Maine and to examine the connections between economic growth potential in the food sector, good natural resource stewardship, and the overall health of our communities
Zone G council meeting @ Kennebunk Town Hall, 3rd Floor
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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MLA Board meeting @ Darby's Restaurant
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Pizza Night Benefit for the MLCA @ Otto Pizza Yarmouth
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MLCA Ottos

Eat some tasty Pizza at Otto Yarmouth! Sit down or take-out, or buy a gift card or t-shirt if you are not hungry.otto-pizza-2-plates A portion of all sales goes towards the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance.  Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry.  Find out more at


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