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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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Current News

 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.

Read more here about Port Clyde-Monhegan

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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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Events

Dec
19
Tue
Shellfish Advisory Committee Meeting @ DMR Conference Room 118
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Follow the link above for more information about the Shellfish Advisory Council, previous minutes and the opportunity to sign up for email reminders.

Jan
3
Wed
MLA Board of Directors meeting @ Darby's Restaurant and Pub
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The monthly meeting of the the MLA Board of Directors. For more information,or to attend,  call 967-4555.

Jan
10
Wed
ASMFC Hearing for Lobster Draft Amendment XXVI @ Scarborough, TBD
Jan 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ME Public Hearing on Lobster and Jonah Crab Draft Addendum XXVI

Check out the draft at the link below. Public comment accepted  until 5 PM (EST) on January 22, 2018; send comments to comments@asmfc.org

Jan
11
Thu
ASMFC Hearing for Lobster Draft Amendment XXVI @ Ellsworth High School
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ME Public Hearing on Lobster and Jonah Crab Draft Addendum XXVI

Check out the draft at the link below. Public comment accepted  until 5 PM (EST) on January 22, 2018; send comments to comments@asmfc.org

Jan
18
Thu
Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association Annual Weekend &Trade Show @ Cape Cod Resort & Conference Ctr
Jan 18 – Jan 21 all-day

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

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